Which Path Will You Choose?
Usually, when teenagers envision a party, images of fun and laughter come to mind. Rarely do they think about the dangers a night of partying can bring. The Haralson County Teen Maze, an interactive event that allows students to safely explore the challenges of being a teenager, is back to help teens like you make better choices.
The Haralson Family Connection Coalition is partnering with several organizations, including Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well, to host the teen maze from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10. The maze will set up at the West Georgia Technical College Conference Center in Waco. It will be open to the public Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
On Nov. 9, Haralson County High School students will go through the maze. Bremen High School students will tour the maze on Nov. 10.
The purpose of the event is to motivate teens to work toward graduating while avoiding common pitfalls like texting while driving and underage drinking. Throughout the maze are lessons on cause and effect. Case in point: if you use tobacco regularly, you can develop yellow teeth and lung or oral cancers. If you drink while driving, you can hurt or kill an innocent person. And if you have a baby while young, you may have to quit school.
The maze aims to keep kids focused by increasing awareness of their life choices through powerful scenarios.
“I think going through the maze is eye-opening for teenagers,” said Phyllis Head, community liaison at Get Healthy, Live Well. “It’s one thing to hear about the consequences of their actions, but to see, walk through and understand them, is powerful.”
Get Healthy, Live Well’s section of the maze will explore the consequences of using tobacco.
Teen Maze is a major community effort involving several local organizations. For more information, contact Jennifer Dobbs, coordinator of the Haralson Family Connection Coalition, at 770.328.1736 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Get Healthy, Live Well, visit www.GetHealthyLiveWell.org