I joined Teen Institute because to me, being drug free and healthy is one of the best things to have as a teenager. I joined Teen Institute four years ago, in 6th grade because I was one of the rare few who liked going to the awkward meetings during lunch. The reason I stuck with it is because I know I can be an individual and stick up for myself, even though there is lots of negative influence in our generation. I think that sticking to Teen Institute is the best thing I can do to get through all the “drama” which we call high school.