|Winnebago County Sheriff's OfficeNews Media Release||News Release Number2012-006|
|Information: Illinois Teenage Institute on Substance Abuse|
|Date: March 27, 2012||Time: 11:00 a.m.||Page 1 of 1|
Narrative: Sheriff Richard A. Meyers of Winnebago County announced today that the Illinois Sheriff=s Association is extremely proud to once again be named as a principal sponsor for the annual Illinois Teenage Institute on Substance Abuse. Illinois Wesleyan University will host this program. The dates are as follows: July 22-26, 2012. The Illinois Teenage Institute is open to anyone who meets the following qualifications:
- A freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in the 2012-2013 school year and under 18 years of age.
- Willing to attend the entire Institute
- Willing to serve as a youth leader and prevention resource in his or her school, neighborhood or community
- Positive and flexible
There will be 60 scholarships issued statewide. These scholarships will be accepted only on a first come, first serve basis. As a participant the following will be furnished: tuition, lodging, t-shirt, workshop materials, recreation and meals. Transportation will not be included.
The Illinois Teenage Institute is not a treatment program; it is a prevention program.
Applications are available at the Winnebago County Sheriff=s Office, 650 W. State Street, Rockford IL 61102 or by calling (815) 319-6000.