Teenagers face potentially life-altering choices on a daily basis. In August, the Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH), Office of Coordinated Youth Services, and other community partners will help teens learn how to make the right decisions by hosting an interactive Teen Maze.
The Clayton County Teen Maze will take place August 17, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverdale Centre, located at 7210 Church St. in Riverdale. Teens ages 12-19 are invited to participate in the Maze, which will consist of numerous interactive stations where volunteers will recreate the consequences of positive and negative life choices. Each teen's path will be different depending on chance, and counselors will lead an open dialogue with teens at the culmination of the Maze activities to discuss what they have experienced. This year's Teen Maze will be hosted by local radio personality, Rashan Ali, host of 94.5 FM's morning show, "The Streetz Morning Grind."
Stations in the Teen Maze will address topics such as pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), parenthood, distracted driving, drug/alcohol use, hospitalization, incarceration, death, employment/budgeting, and graduation. There will also be a "party room" that will simulate the peer pressure situations teens often face in unsupervised group settings. The ultimate goal is for teens who participate in the Maze to increase their chances of personal successes by eliminating risky behaviors.
Registration is required. Ten (10) or more people planning to attend the Teen Maze together are required to register as a Group. Please see the links below to register:
The Clayton County Teen Maze is free and open to all teens ages 12-19. For more information, contact Akisha Joseph at (678) 479-2205.