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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – All the choices you make each day, may make you feel like you're wandering through a maze. The choices you make today will impact your future. That's why 7th Graders from Dougherty County schools were led through the Get a life teen maze at Albany State Wednesday.

It's an interactive life simulation where students are shown the positive and negative consequences of their behavior and life choices. Some can lead to STDs, some to death as this casket represents, but good decisions can help them cross the stage at graduation and be rewarded. We found one group of students in a jail cell.

"I used a fake ID to buy alcohol for the party so I got sent to jail," said Dajah Washington of her experience.

Jazmine Mace said, "I think it's good to make the right decisions now, because what you make now in your teen life will always follow you."

Organizer Eddie McBride said, "Once you make the decisions here, it's in a safe atmosphere, but just like in real life, if you make a decision, you can't undo the decisions you made in real life."

The teen maze was coordinated by Phoebe's Network of Trust and community partners.

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