Illinois Sheriffs' Association sponsoring institute on substance abuse

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association is extremely proud to once again be named as a principal sponsor for the annual Cebrin Goodman Institute on Substance Abuse

(formerly Illinois Teen Institute). The ISA will be awarding scholarships to cover the cost for students to attend this exceptional, award winning program.

CGTI is a week-long youth leadership training for middle and high school students who want to learn leadership skills, meet other youth from around the state, and become empowered to create change in their schools and communities! With a focus on personal responsibility, decision-making, and leading to change– this conference is for future leaders who want to make a real difference in their community CGTI teens will learn to:

• Develop skills to be an advocate for positive change

• Make a difference in their community

• Communicate more effectively

• Prevent drug and alcohol abuse

This years' conference will be held at Eastern Illinois University July 21-25, 2013.

The ISA will be awarding 60 scholarships statewide. Scholarships are filled quickly.

Any student who wishes to attend, please contact your local Sheriff's office or the Illinois Sheriffs' Association for an application and/or further information. For scholarship consideration applications must be submitted to your local Sheriff's office or ISA, not directly to CGTI.

As a participant the following will be furnished: tuition, lodging, t-shirt, workshop

materials, recreation and meals. Transportation will not be included.