Georgia Teen Institute 2018 will be held June 11-14 (Week 1) and 19-22 (Week 2) at Oxford College.

Georgia Teen Institute has two types of Youth Action Teams: General and Statewide. Please click on the tab that applies to your type of Youth Action Team and follow the directions provided to complete the registration process.

General Youth Action Teams

Statewide Youth Action Teams

General Youth Action Teams

Any youth group with willing adult sponsors is eligible to attend Georgia Teen Institute. These groups can be established in or affiliated with schools, community organizations, faith communities, businesses, agencies, civic groups, neighborhoods or anywhere that youth naturally congregate or are invited to participate. If you are interested in forming a Youth Action Team and would like more information, please contact Tonya Baker McPherson via email at

If you’re a General Youth Action Team, please download the registration packet and fill it out in its entirety. Make your check or money order payable to GUIDE, Inc. If you’d like to pay with a credit card, you can do so for a small service charge. Please contact Tonya Baker McPherson via email at for details.

You can either submit your packet by mail to GUIDE, Inc., Attention: GTI, PO Box 1922, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, or drop the packet off in person by contacting Tonya Baker McPherson via email at to arrange a delivery time.

To receive the early bird discount, you must submit your packet and payment by 5 pm on Friday, April 6, 2018. The regular registration deadline is 5 pm on Friday, May 4, 2018.

GTI 2018 General Registration Packet

Statewide Youth Action Teams

Georgia Teen Institute has 30 Statewide Youth Action Teams. Through a grant from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities (DBHDD), these teams receive additional funding to implement projects specifically related to underage drinking prevention. These teams must meet several grant requirements, including submitting monthly reports and conducting a minimum of six projects per year. Though our 30 slots are currently filled, if you would like to be on the waiting list in the event of a vacancy, please contact Tonya Baker McPherson via email at

If you’re a Statewide Youth Action Team, your registration packet will be sent to you via email. If you have questions about the registration process, please contact Tonya Baker McPherson via email at