This article provides a brief overview of the Teen Interactive Theater Education (TITE) curriculum, the theory behind its inception, and the expected outcomes. TITE is an innovative positive youth development program that engages young people in the consideration of pertinent topics in today's society through the use of experiential activities such as writing and performing skits about avoidance of risky behaviors. The program is grounded in the six elements of positive youth development and reflects the nine principles of effective prevention programs. Preliminary evaluation results indicate significant changes in the desired direction for interpersonal skills.
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McDonald, D. A., Williams, L. R., & Carter, R. (2011). A Reduction of Risk Behaviors Through Teen Interactive Theater Education (TITE). The Journal of Extension, 49(1), Article 16. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol49/iss1/16