Teen Maze Shows Students the Consequences of Risky Youth Behaviors
Floyd Against Drugs joined Northwest Georgia Public Health, Rome/Floyd County Fire Department, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, and many others to assist with the Floyd County Teen Maze hosted on September 8, 2023, at Georgia Highlands College.
Hosted by the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth, a total of 1,434 high school freshmen from Floyd County, Rome City, Darlington, and Georgia School for the Deaf work their way through an interactive "Game of Life" that presents the students with the consequences of choices associated with risky youth behaviors.
Scenarios had costs including injury, teen pregnancy, contracting an STD, going to jail, not graduating, and even death. The goal of the maze is to increase their understanding of personal responsibility and the importance of making positive life choices.
Floyd Against Drugs presented the "Substance Abuse" station with staff from Highland Rivers Behavioral Health.