The SLP is a dynamic residential week of leadership development, self-discovery, and social connection. SLP brings up to diverse high school students from across NH and New England together through experiential workshops designed as catalysts for personal values exploration and increased school and civic engagement. Throughout the week, participants also increase their knowledge on a variety of topics including substance misuse and addiction, bullying, sexual health, conflict resolution, and health and wellness. The program connects participants with their local peers and school and community action organizations so they can channel this new energy toward the betterment of their home communities. The application deadline is May 11th. Please contact Jane Skantze at jskantze cheshire-med.
We offer year-round leadership skills training, substance abuse prevention education, and support for New Hampshire teens, preteens, and adult advisors who are working together to make a difference in their lives and communities. Our Mission is to empower teens to lead healthy lifestyles and create stronger communities through community focused prevention and leadership workshops. Our Vision is for EVERY teenager to have the opportunity to discover the full capacity of their personal power and create healthier schools and communities. One of the most effective ways of reaching out to young people is through their peers. As a result, our unique workshops empower young people to create healthy lifestyles for themselves and others. We offer year-round leadership skills training, substance abuse prevention education, and support for New Hampshire teens, preteens, and adult….
She first got involved with The New Hampshire Teen Institute in as a participant in the Leaders in Prevention Middle School program and returned the following year as a participant in the Summer Leadership Program and volunteer staff member every year since. In November of she accepted a position as the Program Coordinator where she was able to help the Teen Institute plan their many leadership and prevention programs year round. Reagan also enjoys performing in a number of different ways, whether it be theater, ukulele, singing, or improv. Every person who has experienced the heartache of losing a loved one to addiction understands the feeling of "if only I had … ".
Writes Alex, a 16 year-old alumni of the program, "Teen Institute literally saved my life. I found out so much about myself and I realized that I had strength that could help me push past the negativity I had often felt, and I didn't need to be a particular way for people to like me. One would be hard-pressed in NH to not come in contact with TI alumni all around the state; they are a passionate group who are deeply committed to giving back to their communities through active volunteerism. Up in the North Country, you may run into a Teen Institute alumna who's now an assistant principal at a high school, and credits her Teen Institute program experience as a turning point in her teen years; or you may be down at Keene State College, and find a young Teen Institute volunteer is leading healthy alternative activities to binge drinking with fellow students.