The Teen Maze aims to provide a real-life simulation of the negative consequences of high-risk behaviors, including teen alchohol/drug use/abuse, and dropping out of high school. Teen Maze is full day event each spring for eighth graders in the Lee County School System.
In the maze, random drawing, the spin of a wheel, or the roll of a dice makes student‟s choices for them. Those who "choose‟ to engage in risky behaviors experience consequences that postpone or even eliminate high school graduation. These risky behaviors may include loss of freedom, medical problems, pregnancy, dropping out of school, prison, unemployment, diseases and possibly death. On the other hand, students who „decide‟ to avoid risky behaviors are able to experience timely graduation, complete with cap & gown, cake, and “Pomp and Circumstance!”