Teen Maze

Teen Maze is an interactive, one-time, 30-minute event for high school youth to think about their decision-making process. This exercise emphasizes non-fatal, unintended consequences of using alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs. The goal is to educate the teens, increase their perception of risk of substance abuse, and change their behavior around these substances.  

After participating in a mock party, students will visit three station based on consequences of decisions made at the party. Stations are run by volunteers from the schools and the community (court, law enforcement, career, hospital), who have a script guiding participants through a discussion about how their decisions affect them, their friends, and their family, as well as what they could do differently.

Teen Maze

High schools in Pima County
  • Participation from local Law Enforcement, Health Partners, Juvenille Court helps to increase reality of consequences
  • Increases students' concept of risk associated with drugs and alcohol
  • Teaches facts about substances not previously known
  • Sparks conversation with youth about decision-making process
  • Over 1000 10th grade students participate each year
  • Teen Mazes have been held at Marana and Mountain View High Schools in Marana, Canyon Del Oro high school in Oro Valley, and at Walden Grove High School in Sahaurita
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Mary Anne Fout maryanne@azyp.org

Real Stories

Testimonials from just a few of our valuable program participants, educators, and community members.

Teen Maze Description: Teen Maze is an interactive, 30-minute event for high school students focused on decision making and the consequences of using drugs and alcohol. Students start at a party, where they are given a card with a scenario about an unhealthy choice that a teen could make at a party. The students then enter the “maze”, where they visit different tables that represent possible consequences around youth substance…

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WakeUP Description: Wake Up is an alcohol and drug education program that targets offenders 12-22 years of age. It is designed to address behaviors and attitudes towards drugs and alcohol by exposing youth to real life consequences of impaired decision making. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their beliefs about alcohol and drug use and its effects on their lives: themselves, family, friends and community.  Outcomes: 187 youth…

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Teen Maze held at Canyon Del Oro High School

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- Teen maze shows teens the realities of poor choices Tucson Weekly Media
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