This week, students from twelve schools are hoping a maze will help them find the right answers.
Starting Monday, Teen Maze 2013 will get 7th grade students practicing healthy decision-making.
The students are assigned various choices as they navigate through twelve stops in the Maze.
“We’re trying to give them real life experiences that have consequences that won’t last beyond the maze,” explained YSS Youth and Family Development Director Gerri Bugg. “Their decisions are made randomly so they won’t be held responsible but they do get to experience what would happen if.”
Four specific areas are addressed in the Maze, health and wellness; relationships; mental health; and jobs.
Medical, mental health, law enforcement and financial professionals will be on hand to answer questions.
It’s being held at the Boone County Fairgrounds and runs until Friday.
Schools in Story, Boone and Greene counties will be taking part. Division 11 Kiwanis Clubs in those counties and Youth & Shelter Services (YSS) collaborate to develop Teen Maze each year.
YSS is still looking for volunteers, click the link if you’re interested in getting involved.