Kids in the Albany area are just hours away from the 2014 "Get A Life" teen maze, an event that shows students the rewards and consequences of their decisions in real life situations.
The two day event that has become a tradition. Organizers say is something they look forward to but its also something the students get excited about.
Eddie McBride, coordinator of the program, feel its a way parents and faculty to work together in ways that challenge students. They participate in life-changing situations but are approached with game-like methods, kids can roll dice, draw cards or spin life wheels, all meant to determine the individual's future. McBride feels it's something that stimulates their learning experience.
"I think its really popular among schools because the problems they face in schools, it gives the students a chance to experience those within a safe atmosphere, so find out what rewards come with positive choice and what consequences come with negative choices," McBride said.
Negative outcomes such as being sent to prison, become diagnosed with medical problems, or loose their job. However, they also have the chance to graduate from school and move on. It's the random selection that is meant to mirror real life.
Teen maze gets underway ASU's HPER GYM at from 8 to11am Tuesday and Wednesday. The public will have a chance to participate as well on Tuesday starting at 3pm.