Equipping Leaders and Building Teams Since 1984!
The Indiana Teen Institute initially focused on hosting national award-winning summer leadership conferences. By 2000, ITI had expanded its programs and began facilitating retreats and workshops year-round.
In 2018, Indiana Teen Institute, Inc. became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and continued to develop programs to equip facilitators, build teams, and promote safer and healthier Hoosier communities. Learn more about our current and past programs and services below.
ITI is privileged to serve as the lead agency for Indiana SADD.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is the Nation's premier youth health and safety organization.
FUNDAMENTALS of FACILITATION
The FUNdamentals of Facilitation workshops present introductory and advanced facilitation methods.
Participants learn about facilitation frameworks, resources, and techniques that help create healthy environments to promote learning and growth.
ITI's nationally recogized summer leadership conferences were held from the late 1980's through 2013 on the DePauw University and Vincennes University campuses.
From the launch of VOICE in 2002 through June of 2021, ITI served as a statewide partner with the Indiana Department of Health-Tobacco Prevention and Cessation. ITI supported VOICE, Indiana's statewide youth empowerment brand, to promote and celebrate tobacco-free lifestyles.
ITI facilitated camps, retreats, and capacity-building programs; served as a regional and statewide coordinator; and assisted with developing resources for teens and adult allies, including Sweet Deception, a peer-to-peer presentation on vaping, and a VOICE Adult Ally Handbook.
Read more about ITI's partnership with VOICE in the 2019 CDC Best Practices User Guide: Youth Engagement.
“The facilitation by ITI was awesome! I’ve been to lots of ropes courses and workshops featuring experiential activities, and I think this was the BEST facilitation I’ve seen. What a great blend of activities vs. processing, tight vs. loose group dynamics, and doing vs. talking. Mark Kaser was fabulous.”
— Adult Participant
Indiana Youth Group