The Rome Police Department was among many institutions that assisted with the Floyd County Teen Maze hosted this week by the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth.
According to a post on the RPD’s Facebook page –
We spent Wednesday and Thursday mornings at Georgia Highlands College working with Teen Maze, an interactive “Game of Life” that allows students the opportunity to face consequences of randomly selected life-style choices associated with risky youth behaviors.
A total of 1,434 high school freshmen from Floyd County, Rome City, Darlington, and Georgia School for the Deaf navigated through a maze that presents different scenarios and related consequences.
Scenarios had consequences 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 is considered a success.
Special thanks to all of our community partners and to the 300+ volunteers who made this happen, especially the Rome-Floyd Commission on Children and Youth, Northwest Georgia Public Health, Georgia Highlands College, Rome/Floyd County Fire Department, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, and many others!