2018 CGTI Mid-Year Conference

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A fundraising campaign for Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute

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The CGTI Mid-Year Conference will be held Saturday, January 13 - Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Normal, IL. The Mid-Year Conference is a 24-hour event that youth who attended CGTI in 2017 or any youth who are a part of their prevention (Operation Snowball) group back in their school and/or community can attend to revamp, expand, and celebrate the success of the Community Action Team's (CAT) action plan that was created at CGTI. 

Youth will attend workshops to expand their skills in leadership, communication, team building, facilitation, alcohol prevention, bullying prevention, tobacco prevention, and more! Youth will also have time to be with their team to evaluate their current action plan and work to adjust or expand their current plan. 

The registration fee is $60/person and covers the following:

  • Registration
  • One overnight stay in a double room (with a roommate; additional fees apply for a single (king) room at the hotel)
  • Manual with team building activities, CAT action planning material, and ideas for the CAT's plan
  • Meals - afternoon break on Saturday, dinner Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday 
  • A minimum of two workshops/person 
  • General Session speaker
  • Admission to the celebration dance/activities on Saturday evening

Youth typically attend with a team of 7 youth and 1 adult - total cost ($60x8) is $480 per team.

  • We are looking for sponsors to cover the cost of youth and/or their team to attend the Mid-Year Conference.
  • A donation of $60 will go directly to sponsoring a youth attend. Donation of $480 will sponsor a team to attend.
  • Any other donation will go directly to the Mid-Year Conference to offset the cost of speakers, meals, room rental, audio/visual rental, printing of material, and hotel fees for the Conference. 

Counties represented at the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute this past summer:

  1. Bureau County
  2. Champaign County
  3. Cole County
  4. Cook County
  5. DuPage County
  6. Edgar County
  7. Effingham County
  8. Fulton County
  9. Grundy County
  10. Henry County
  11. Jackson County
  12. Kane County
  13. Lake County
  14. La Salle County
  15. Lee County
  16. Livingston County
  17. Macon County
  18. Macoupin County
  19. Madison County
  20. Marshall County
  21. Massas County
  22. McHenry County
  23. McLean County
  24. Menard County
  25. Peoria County
  26. Putnam County
  27. Sangamon County
  28. St. Clair
  29. Will County
  30. Other states: Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri

We also are looking for sponsors to help reduce the cost for breaks, meals, and speakers. If you or your business is interested in being a sole sponsor for a meal, break, or sponsoring a speaker session, please contact Ashley Webb at ashley@ilabh.org or call 217.528.7335 ext. 12. 


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About the Organization

Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute

The Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute (CGTI) is a program of Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH), a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency. It is an award-winning program that offer opportunities for teens around the state to learn about leadership, healthy choices, and working with other to create better communities.

CGTI is a youth leadership program that begins with a five-day training in July and continues year-round. CGTI is for youth entering 7th-12th grade for the upcoming school year. CGTI youth leaders work throughout the week to develop prevention strategies to create positive change in their schools and communities. IABH staff works closely with youth and their Community Action Team (CAT) throughout the school year to provide support and motivation as they progress through their action plans.

We have been challenged by the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundations to raise $250,000 by December 15, 2017. For every dollar raised, CGTI will receive a 2:1 match.