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Teen Institute

A Summer Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teens

Teen Institute (TI) is a 6-day training camp that teaches Deaf and Hard of Hearing teens to be education and prevention advocates among their peers. The curriculum focuses on drug and alcohol abuse prevention, bullying awareness, and other issues critical to teenagers. Participants will leave TI equipped to promote alcohol and drug abuse prevention in their home, school, and community. Teen Institute is a collaborative effort between DeafLEAD and the Department of Mental- Health –Division of Behavioral Health.


2017 Teen Institute Camp

Successfully Completed!

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Teen Institute 2018

Details coming soon!


Applications for 2018 campers and staff will open in January.


Team Competition

Mud Courses

Float Trip

Storytelling Workshops


Drug &

Alcohol abuse prevention


Sexual and Domestic Violence


Cyber Bullying


Using Interpreters



J’den Cox

USA Olympic  Team Wrestler


Crom Saunders

Deaf storyteller

What happened at TI in 2017?

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors Who Made Teen Institute Possible!

Leadership, Education, Prevention, and Empowerment!


Leadership through Education & Advocacy for the Deaf

2505 West Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri 65203

(573) 445-5005 (V/TTY)

(800) 380-DEAF (V/TTY)

(573) 303-5604 (Videophone)

TEXT:  Text HAND to 839863