July 15 - 18, 2012
University of Louisville
A project of the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Science Research in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville
The Kentucky Teen Institute (KTI) is a four-day camp providing a dynamic educational experience by bringing together teens from all over the state of Kentucky. During this time, youth will share the challenges they and their peers face, generate ideas and solutions with support from adult support staff, and create team action plans to implement in their schools and communities. KTI uses a variety of successful leadership and youth development training styles including workshops, seminars, and activities developed in collaboration with the Kentucky YMCA and the National Teen Institute Association. We believe creative expression, laughter and having fun are key elements of learning.
Participants will stay on the vibrant University of Louisville campus in dorms with their adult Advisors on each floor. Food is provided by the University and also cooked by participants in healthy cooking workshops. Leaders of the Institute are students and staff from the University of Louisville's Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Science, a center within the College of Education and Human Development's award-winning Health and Sport Sciences Department. A nurse is also on staff at all times.
The application process for the 2012 Kentucky Teen Institute is from March to May 2012. Download an application here.
To improve the health of Kentucky youth through youth-designed initiatives, leadership training, and supportive adult partnerships.
To honor the unique role youth play in their schools and communities as leaders and activists for healthier choices and environments. Kentucky Teen Institute (KTI) encourages youth to identify the challenges they and their peers face in today's world. KTI offers a platform for youth to generate peer-awareness and create positive change by helping them develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they need to make healthy choices, build positive relationships, and contribute to their schools and communities in positive ways.
For more information:
Stacie Steinbock, M.Ed.
Director Kentucky Teen Institute
University of Louisville
Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Sciences 2206 South Brook St.
Louisville KY, 40292
With statewide professionals and national leaders in health promotion and wellness programs, teens will learn best practices in health promotion strategies. Each regional team, comprised of adults and teens, will identify a pressing adolescent health concern in their school or community. The team will then creatively develop a Team Action Plan that addresses the health concern. Over the next school year they will implement this plan with support from their adult advisor, Kentucky Teen Institute staff, and other KTI participants from across the state. Ongoing evaluations will be shared through regular online meetings and at a two-day KTI Winter Retreat. The culmination of these efforts will be a creative presentation that will be shared with the next generation of KTI summer camp participants.