By David Miller
with information from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Dougherty County seventh graders are invited to a three-day program designed to help them make smart life choices, at Albany State University's HPER Gym.
The Get a Life! Teen Maze will be active from March 15th to 17th. Parents, high school and college students, community leaders, teachers, school personnel, youth serving organizations and anyone who has an interest in the health of youth are extended an invitation to community day, March 16, from 3-6 p.m.
This innovative teaching program is far more than just dry lecture. The Teen Maze is a large, interactive life simulation in which students are introduced to the good and bad consequences of their behaviors.
Young people can spin the wheel or roll the dice, and then play out the choices those actions bring them.
A roll or spin could lead to risky behaviors and their unpleasant consequences like teen pregnancy, disease, incarceration or parenthood.
Students who ‘decide' to avoid risky behaviors are able to experience timely graduation, complete with cap and gown, cake and "Pomp and Circumstance!"
This year, The Choice Bus from the Mattie C Stewart Foundation will be onsite. The Choice Bus is an experience-based learning tool that contains a "real" jail cell connected to an interactive learning environment.
Fro more information, call Phoebe's Network of Trust at (229) 889-7360
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