More than 230 students from 11 Broward County middle schools participated in a life skills maze called the “Agents of Change A-MAZE-ING Choices” at the 2012 Broward Youth Summit. The hands-on, educational simulation was organized by Region 7 Gang Reduction Task Force in collaboration with Choose Peace/Stop Violence, and sponsored by The Jim Moran Foundation, United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse, Broward County Public Schools, The Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County and the Children’s Services Council of Broward County.
Designed to help teens better understand consequences of life decisions, the maze was an interactive simulation taking youth on a journey through possible scenarios that can occur in a teen’s life. The students were led through a variety of rooms as they were confronted with choices or chances beyond their control in the areas of violence, drugs, alcohol, smoking, bullying, teen pregnancy and peer pressure.
Choose Peace/Stop Violence is a county-wide anti-violence movement overseen by United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Substance Abuse, whose vision is a violence-free community. For more information, visit www.choosepeacestopviolence.org.
To view a slide show with photos from the maze, click here.
To view local media coverage of the maze, click on the videos below.