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A Camp That Changes Lives Forever

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What is OTI...

OTI (Ohio Teen Institute) is a drug free leadership conference that is designed for high school students and adults. This conference provides high school age students with effective skills to help them learn how to become positive leaders in their school and community and also allows adults the opportunity to learn skills that will help them develop prevention based programs with today's youth. At the conference, participants are put into small discussion groups (we call these family groups) where they get to shares ideas, play games, and truthfully start to bond like a real family would. They also get to participate in workshops that are designed to help them learn new skills (adults focus primarily on prevention planning), share their talents with each other in the yearly talent show, and also have a dance where they have loads of fun without having to use drugs or alcohol.

My story and how OTI has shaped me...

The first time I had ever heard anything about OTI wa…