The Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth will present the 8th annual Floyd County Teen Maze at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome this week.
LaDonna Collins, RFCCCY Executive Director, asserts that more than 1,400 high school freshmen will traverse the maze this Wednesday and Thursday. It is an event made possible by more than 200 volunteers.
The ultimate goal of participants in the Teen Maze is to reach graduation, but various situations arise that may pose a threat to obtaining that objective. It is intended to make students consider the consequences of their choices, adds Collins. Tough subjects are tackled through the maze such as teen pregnancy, mental health and peer pressure. Even positive things like academic success can present unique challenges.
Collins states that the Teen Maze offers students an opportunity to learn about the resources available in the community so that they know where to turn in a time of need.
Students that complete the maze will be treated to a graduation ceremony and cookies, says Collins.
Community members and local high school seniors are invited to preview the Teen Maze tonight at 6:30 pm.