Indiana Teen Institute

5190 N. High School Road

Indianapolis, Indiana 46254

The Program

The Team

  •    Our History

    The first ITI event took place in the Fall of 1983. A weekend mini-Teen Institute was held at Center Grove High School involving students from Center Grove, Carmel, Howe. Among the core group of ITI founders were Walt Aldorisio, Emily Wade, Marilyn Basset and Vince Failla.


    1984 -  The first ITI summer session was held at DePauw University.

    1991 - ITI begins hosting two summer sessions.

    1994 - Vincennes University becomes the new site for ITI camps.

    1996 - Endangered performed for the first time and begins touring.

    2000 - ITI becomes an affiliate program of Vincennes University.

  •    Our Philosophy

    "Experiential education is a philosophy that informs many methodologies in which educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities."

     - Association for Experiential Education

  •    Our Services

    ➥ Team Building

    ➥ Community Building

    ➥ Leadership

    ➥ FUNdamentals of Facilitation

    ➥ Adults as Allies

    ➥ Circle City Challenge

  •    Who We've Served

    ➥ Maine Winter Sports Center

    ➥ Nordic Heritage Sport Club

    ➥ Carrier Corporation

    ➥ Paratek

    ➥ CDC National Leadership Conference

    ➥ University of Notre Dame - PILLARS

    ➥ University of Maine - Maine Bound

    ➥ Vincennes University

    ➥ Franklin College

    ➥ Riley Children's Foundation -

    Riley Champions Program

    ➥ Indiana High School Athletic Association -

    IHSSA Role Models

    ➥ Indiana College Advocacy Team - ICAT

    ➥ Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

    ➥ Indiana SADD

    ➥ Kentucky Regional Teen

         Leadership Conference

    ➥ Montgomery Co -

         Youth Leadership Academy

    ➥ Brownsburg High School - Chain Link

    ➥ Delaware County PRIDE Team

    ➥ Indianapolis Public Schools

    ➥ Greensburg High School -

         Peer Mentors/Student Council

    ➥ Presque Isle High School

    ➥ and many, many more . . .



Macy Ballard

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)


Drew Frees

Chicago, IL


Brian Sappenfield

West Bloomfield Township, Michigan


Ryan Soard

Chicago, IL

Associate Facilitators

Mark R. Kaser

ITI Program Director, Lead Facilitator



Julianne M. Hess

ITI Project Director, Financial Administrator


Administrative Team

The Indiana Teen Institute - ITI Adventure (ITI) is an affiliate program of Vincennes University.


Indiana Teen Institute was founded in 1983 and has hosted nationally recognized, teen leadership institutes every summer since 1984.


ITI Adventure was launched in the fall of 2000 to highlight our experience-based programs available to businesses, schools, and community groups year-round.


The ITI team is committed to Equipping Leaders and Building Teams.

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ITI is an Affiliate Program

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