Tommy Millsaps | The Advocate & Democrat
Boys & Girls Club Interim Director Dr. Anthony Tricoli chats with Dawson Dupes (foreground) and
Brittney Moser at the Teen Maze at Hiwassee College recently.
|Published: 9:58 AM, 05/22/2013
||Last updated: 9:58 AM, 05/22/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-Hundreds of teens from
Monroe County and across the region learned important life lessons
in a very realistic way, but without ultimately having to suffer the
consequences of poor choices.
It was all through the Boys & Girls
Club of the Monroe Area's award winning Teen Maze. The Boys & Girls Club of recently received the National Merit Award, (a top
award in the nation) for the outstanding Teen Maze program.
"The Maze is made up of 30 rooms, and
is staffed by professional and knowledgeable volunteers from around
our county. Heather Rhymes is the director and mastermind behind our
Teen Maze. We applaud Heather's great work in refining the basic
maze, for creating an incredible experience for area youth, and for
getting the Monroe County recognized at the national level," said
Dr. Anthony Tricoli, interim director of the Boys & Girls Club of
the Monroe Area.
The maze was recently set up in the
Hiwassee College gymnasium with hundreds of students going through
the rooms that depict real-life situations.
With the maze program, the teens are
challenged with temptations like sexual activity, drugs, tobacco and
alcohol. Spinning the "Wheel of Choice" either sends them to
college or not, results in a pregnancy or not, and an entire litany
of other real-life outcomes.
See full story in the Wednesday, May 22, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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