On Wednesday April 13, HV Jenkins High School students gathered on the track field as the Teen Maze Program reenacted a scene from an actual accident that injured one driver but killed the other.
The plan was to demonstrate how risky behavior such as drinking and driving can crucially impact your life as well as the lives of others. As part of the reenactment, one teen entered the car intoxicated and began to drive home. The teen driver then crashed into another car in a head on collision.
One teen was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, seriously injured. The other driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The Teen Maze Program is designed to help youth understand the choices and consequences they encounter in their everyday lives.
The program encourages teens to make informed decisions by providing a safety net to explore reallife situations with real consequences. The ultimate goal of Teen Maze is to stimulate teens to think about the potential effect of reckless behaviors such as speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, lack of seatbelt use, etc. Exposure to this information will help teens make safer choices when faced with risky situations.
The purpose of the Teen Maze is to show youths that the decisions they make now have longlasting, far-reaching effects on their lives and the lives of people around them. Those who participate examine the consequences of life’s choices in a realistic, educational, creative and fun way.