How will you make it matter? This was the question posed to our Future Foundation’s Real Talk Ambassadors. The Georgia Teen Institute provided teens the space to become leaders in their own community. GTI is a week of fun and teamwork in a college setting. The week was filled with team meetings, new friends, challenging tasks, and activities.
The student leaders are already deciding why their topic of choice is so important with their “but whys”.
In a team building workshop, our leaders had to complete a task while staying focused. This task taught us that we have to work together to accomplish a task even though it can be hard.
General Sessions were always fun with door prizes of coveted pencils and fun activities.
Our teen leaders were hard at work in a team meeting. They were always alive, awake, alert, and motivated. They even finished many of their activities ahead of schedule.
Who would have known that we would have won so many awards at the Golden Pencil Awards? Chemari R. and Makeda P. won the fashion awards. Makeda P. also won the equality award for speaking out during team meetings. Who won the dancing award? That would be our own Real Talk Education Specialist – Rachel V. Smith. Congratulations!
On the last day, Savannah sang to the crowd. Whitney Houston’s I Look to You.
We had a great time with our team leader. Our smiles radiate with joy.
Our time at GTI was filled with fun and memories that will be hard to forget. Our leaders came home with an amazing project to implement in their community. They decided that it was time to say something about the number of teen parents in our community. They have decided to hold an event during Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in May. Be on the look out! We are going to make it matter by information teens in South Fulton County on the consequences of early parenting.