TURNER CO., GA (WALB) - Some students are learning to make good choices in life with the help of the Turner County Connection through their "Teen Maze."
Turner Middle and High School Students are selecting real life situations that could greatly impact their lives. 9th grader, Ladarrious Byrd, says he was shocked by his selection.
"Well I got herpes," said student Ladarrious Byrd.
The maze focuses on issues like teen pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, drugs and drinking and driving.
"Those are the issues that we feel are the biggest impacts on stopping a child's ability to proceed with their education," said Greg Millette, Turner County Connection Executive Director.
"[It's] allowing them to make better choices in life," said William H. Leggett, Turner County Connection Chairman.
Volunteers help the students navigate through the maze and realize the consequences of their selections.
"The doctor clinic," said Byrd, "they told me they couldn't cure it. They can cure the blisters but not the herpes. It's gonna always be there."
Based on their selection in the exercise, students could face jail time, community service, and even death.
"It's designed to help them see some of the possible consequences of those choices that they made," said Leggett.
Byrd said the experience will lead him down the right path so that he doesn't contract an STD in real life.
"Use protection at all times," said Byrd. "Be safe about situations."