Approximately 30 organizations and countless volunteers have worked together to provide youth in the Four Corners area an experience they will remember as they go through adolescence and find themselves confronted with those choices that could affect their entire lives.
Teen Maze is a health fair for middle school youth. The youth are given scenarios to ponder as they navigate through the maze of rooms on various topics such as: under-age drinking and tobacco use; violence prevention; healthy lifestyles; sex and parenting; and positive activities. The Maze is designed to be informative, nonjudgmental, and interactive, while showcasing possible outcomes of risky or healthy behaviors. The youth exit the Maze through a debriefing room meant to help them process the experience and give them a positive outlook for their futures.
School Community Youth Collaborative (SCYC) has been the administrator of the Teen Maze from its inception and continues to coordinate the event in hopes of positively impacting the lives of local youth. Each year SCYC looks at expanding the number of schools involved, and endeavors to reach beyond our borders to more schools in the Four Corners Area.
Teen Maze requires many volunteers to put on such an event. Some people have offered their time and expertise every year since the Maze began in Montezuma County. One volunteer recently said, “I’m proud to help these middle-schoolers find healthy routes to their futures.” Some of the youth who went through the Maze in middle school are now volunteering as adults. High school students can volunteer and act as mentors to the younger students.
You may contact SCYC Maze Coordinator, Cindy Houston at 970-394-9183 or email@example.com for more information.