GTI University

Welcome to Georgia Teen Institute University!

Through this innovative virtual learning experience, Youth Action Team Adult Advisors and leaders have the opportunity to learn, grow, network and collaborate as they prepare to empower youth to serve as catalysts for change in their communities.

GTI University offers three programs for Youth Action Team Adult Advisors and leaders:

  • Graduate Degree Program
  • Undergraduate Degree Program
  • Certificate Program

*Please note: GTI University is a program name, not an official university of any sort. The “degrees” offered are not official degrees, rather they are certificates documenting completion of the hours indicated in the descriptions below. 

 

Graduate Degree Program

Participating in the Graduate Degree Program gives Youth Action Team Adult Advisors and leaders the core knowledge they need to work with their YAT, opportunities for topical courses to hone new and necessary skills and a Practicum Experience that ties together all of the learning in a final project: the YAT Action Plan. This program is perfect for YAT leaders who are interested in growing their knowledge and skills to work with their current Youth Action Team on a plan for the upcoming school year.

Participants in this program engage in the following:

  • Program Orientation (1 hour, required)
  • Core Courses (8 hours, required)
  • Elective Courses (6 hours, required)
  • Practicum Experience (final project, required)
  • Extracurriculars (none required, participation encouraged)
  • Office Hours (none required, participation encouraged)
  • Graduation (1 hour, required)

Registration for this program costs $1,500 and includes, for two YAT leaders per team: a mailed Welcome Kit; access to all GTI University live and on-demand courses through December 2020; limited edition GTI University swag; a printed GTI University Degree; the YAT monthly and Inspired to Make Healthy Choices e-newsletters; and technical assistance and project support from GTI during the 2020-21 school year. 

 

Undergraduate Degree Program

Participating in the Undergraduate Degree Program gives Youth Action Team Adult Advisors and leaders the core knowledge they need to work with their YAT and opportunities for topical courses to hone new and necessary skills without the requirement of a Practicum Experience. This program fits well for YAT leaders who are interested in growing their skills but are not currently working with or able to access their Youth Action Team.

Participants in this program engage in the following:

  • Program Orientation (1 hour, required)
  • Core Courses (8 hours, required)
  • Elective Courses (6 hours, required)
  • Extracurriculars (none required, optional participation)
  • Office Hours (none required, optional participation)
  • Graduation (1 hour, required)

Registration for this program costs $750 and includes, for one YAT leader per team: a mailed Welcome Kit; access to all GTI University live and on-demand courses through December 2020; limited edition GTI University swag; a printed GTI University Degree; the YAT monthly and Inspired to Make Healthy Choices e-newsletters; and technical assistance and project support from GTI during the 2020-21 school year. 

 

Certificate Program

The Certificate Program is perfect for youth development professionals who are not currently working with a Youth Action Team, don’t need additional support and want to pick and choose their courses at their leisure. Registration for this program costs $500 and gives one person full access to the GTI University Course Catalog through December 2020. 

 

The registration deadline for STATEWIDE YOUTH ACTION TEAMS is June 19, 2020. The registration deadline for all other participants is July 10, 2020.

 

Download the GTI University 2020 Course List!

 

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