Events

Teen Maze April 2-6

Date

Apr 06 2018

Time

7:30AM

Location

Boone County Fairground Community Building

Teen Maze seeking volunteers!  Teen Maze is an experiential learning event that delivers powerful information to 7th grade students in Story, Boone, and Greene counties.  Teens volunteer for various choices as they navigate through a life-size maze.  While in the Maze, young people discover the realities that both positive and negative choices may bring.  As choices and consequences compound, teens experience how an entire life can be affected by any decision.  The Maze is creative and interactive, while demonstrating the possible consequences of teen choices.

Four specific areas are addressed:

  • Health and Wellness (eating disorders, tobacco, alcohol and drugs, legal consequences)
  • Relationships (peer pressure, dating, bullying, body image, pregnancy prevention, consent, and sexually transmitted infections)
  • Mental Health (suicide prevention)
  • Life Skills (youth employment, financial literacy, social media)

Teen Maze 2018 is scheduled for April 2-April 6 at the Boone County Fairgrounds and we need your help!  We’re looking for volunteers to assist with this impactful program.

Here’s how to sign up:

  • Click on this link to see our sign-up sheet: http://signup.com/go/PLxDncW
  • Review the volunteer options listed and choose the spot(s) you would like.
  • Click the sign-up button!  You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password.

Teen Maze was developed through collaboration with Division 11 Kiwanis clubs in Boone, Greene and Story counties and YSS. Iowa State University Extension, area medical centers and clinics, ACCESS, MICA, local mental health providers, law enforcement agencies, and area financial institutions also contribute professional expertise to the Maze.  In addition to affirming principles learned in the classroom, these partners also link youth to their respective communities and help to identify volunteer opportunities and local resources that are available to youth and their families.  

Rooted in the principles of experiential learning, Teen Maze demonstrates the emotional, physical, and financial consequences of the choices and chances 7th grade students may face as teenagers.  This event provides another venue for students to practice healthy decision-making, explore critical information, and connect what has already been taught in the classroom to real world situations.  Teen Maze offers a controlled, safe environment for young people to experience life choices and consequences of risk-taking behaviors, with the help of trained professionals who provide accurate, science-based information.

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