Staff Applications for CGTI 2017

February 1, 2017
Staff applications for the 43rd annual Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute are now available. Below is some information about being on staff for this year.

DESCRIPTION: Co-facilitators (co-facs) are those who have completed the PALS and Youth Staff program. Co-facilitators work together in groups of 2 or 3 to facilitate discussion groups. They are there to guide the participants and to ensure a positive and safe environment for them to express their thoughts and feelings of the day’s events and to provide fun and interactive activities. Co-facs will also be assigned to duties throughout the week.

GUIDELINES: Applicans must be 18 years or older and have graduated from high school by July 15, 2017. If you graduate in 2017 and have not been a Youth Staff, you need to apply for Youth Staff before becoming a Staff (co-facilitator).

If you were a Youth Staff for CGTI 2016, you’re eligible to apply for staff this year, as long as you’ll be 18 and graduating prior to CGTI. You are considered new staff this year, since you have never been on staff as a co-facilitator before. There will be additional trainings and meetings throughout the week of CGTI and you have a designated advisor to assist you throughout the week. If you have questions on where you should apply, contact Ashley.

DEADLINE: March 17, 2017 - The Conference Advisors, Riley & Natalie, will begin interviews shortly after applications are received. The Program Manager will do the second round of interviews.

STAFF TRAINING: Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute Staff Training will be held Friday, July 14-Sunday, July 16 at Eastern Illinois University. This is a required training. The Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute will be held July 16-20 and all staff are to remain on campus through the 20th.

COST: There is no registration fee and transportation is not provided for volunteer staff.

FUNDRAISING: NEW THIS YEAR - All Staff are asked to fundraise for CGTI 2017. The goal is for each person to fundraise $200 by June 30. The first fundraising deadline of $100 is due Friday, March 31. Fundraising does not mean we are asking you to pay $200. We are simply asking each applicant to reach out to family, friends, businesses, and organizations for their support in your honor. Every staff who fundraises will receive acknowledgement at CGTI, online, and in the manuals.

?A Fundraising Toolkit will be provided to each person following the submission of your application. The toolkit will provide you with resources, examples, ideas, and an online fundraising platform directly linked to CGTI.

I understand this is something new and I are more than willing to assist you with any of your fundraising needs. I promise to assist, support, and guide you throughout this process. Should this be an issue, please contact me directly.

STAFF APPLICATIONS: https://goo.gl/forms/s6SIyboQ9klZXd3S2
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Call for Presenters - CGTI 2017

February 1, 2017
July 16 through 20, CGTI is conducting its 43rd annual Teen Institute. We are looking for dynamic presenters to empower our participants and communities, as they seek opportunities to be catalyst for change. We have several workshops available for middle school and high school participants, as well as workshops for adult mentors.

Our budget for presenters is limited, but we will consider your request for an honorarium and/or reimbursement for travel and expenses. Presenting at CGTI is a great way to get your message (and your name) out to hundreds of youth and adults from across the state of Illinois.

Presentation topics should be related to underage drinking prevention, youth leadership, health, wellness, safety, skill building, life skills training or similar topics. Please feel free to pass this information along too!

Teens Reaching and Achieving Excellence (TRAX) Workshops will be held Monday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 19. Round Robins will be held Tuesday, July 18. General Sessions will be held Monday through Wednesday.

A firm deadline for submitting a proposal is Wednesday, March 1. Should you have any questions regarding CGTI 2017, please contact Ashley Webb at ashley@ilabh.org or call 217.528.7335 ext. 12.

Submit your proposal today! https://goo.gl/forms/egjD1ytWwBYGFaov1
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2017 Mid-Year Conference

January 31, 2017
The 2017 Mid-Year Conference was held Saturday, January 15-Sunday, January 16, 2017 in Normal, IL. This year CGTI collaborated with Operation Snowball, Inc. to provide additional training, skill building workshops, and action planning time to OS Chapters.

We had over 300 people register for this year's event - our biggest registration ever! We offered 7 workshops, 2 Community Action Team (CAT) meetings, a Adult mentor/Chapter leader meeting, a discussion group that focused on team building, and a celebration dance. All participants are invited to attend CGTI 2017 in July!
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