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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information: Domrose #563 ~ 630.407.2010

Friday, February 26, 2016

Cebrin Goodman Institute on Substance Abuse Scholarship

Sheriff John E. Zaruba announced today that the DuPage County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Illinois Sheriff's Association, is once again offering scholarships to the Cebrin Goodman Institute on Substance Abuse (formerly Illinois Teen Institute), a drug prevention program that will be held this summer at Eastern Illinois University July 17-21, 2016.

          CGTI is a week-long youth leadership training for middle and high school students who want to learn leadership skills, meet other youth from around the state, and become empowered to create change in their schools and communities! With a focus on personal responsibility, decision-making, and leading to change - this conference is for future leaders who want to make a real difference in their community

CGTI teens will learn to:

• Develop skills to be an advocate for positive change

• Make a difference in their community

• Communicate more effectively

• Prevent drug and alcohol abuse

          There will be scholarships issued throughout the state of Illinois. Scholarships will be accepted only on a first come, first serve basis . Participants will be furnished tuition, lodging, t-shirt, photo, workshop materials, recreation and meals. Transportation is not included. The CGTI is not a treatment program; it is a prevention program.

Applications are available online at http://www.ilsheriff.org/ and should be sent directly to the Illinois Sheriffs' Association. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact the Sheriff's Office 630-407-2010.

Applications must be turned in by April 15, 2016 to be considered.