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Teen Maze Makes A Return.

Posted on 25 March 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The 2013 Teen Maze will take on a superhero persona using the theme “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility:  Which Path Will You Choose to Follow?” The Teen Maze will be in it’s third year and is made possible through the Division 11 Kiwanis Clubs in Boone, Green and Story counties.  Youth and Shelter Services has partnered with the Kiwanis on the event and Brandon Jerred, YSS Boone County Coordinator says it’s been a great tool to use in working with young people.  The Teen Maze will bring in hundreds of 7th grade students, Monday April 1st through Friday April 5th, to take part in making responsible decisions.  Jerred on the KWBG Tuned In program Monday said allowing students to make decisions and deal with them, just as they would in a real life situation is a program that was developed by a former ISU student working Arizona.  The Kiwanis Clubs have made it a goal to bring the program to Iowa.  Each year it’s been held at the Boone County Fair Grounds.  Jerred says about 200 volunteers a day take part in running the Maze which focuses on four specific areas, Health and Wellness, Relationships, Mental Health and JOB$.  Jerred says parents of 7th graders that would like to see the Maze individually can make an appointment to do so with Youth and Shelter Services.

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