To provide primary and secondary prevention and health promotion education to youth on topics including but not limited to: injury prevention, teen pregnancy, responsible sexual behavior including abstinence, date rape, substance abuse, school and domestic violence, suicide prevention, diversity, drug and alcohol prevention, physical activity, nutrition, higher education, law education, and vocational/career options
To increase the knowledge of youth as to the risks and consequences of certain behaviors so they will make healthy choices and decisions that will enable them to achieve their aspirations for the future.
To collaborate with local schools and community agencies to plan and prepare for the teen maze project including location, focus areas, displays, materials, supplies, and volunteer and community resources.
Teen maze is provided to students in conjunction with Operation Collaboration classes. This one-day event is held at local high schools before homecoming and prom. During the event, students actively participate in simulated scenarios they are dealt to learn the risks and consequences associated with them. Team leaders encourage students to make well informed decisions regarding these scenarios so they can apply it to their daily lives.
Apache County personnel from the health district, law enforcement, and attorney’s office assist with this event. Additional agencies that have assisted with the program include:
- Department of Public Safety
- Apache County Drug Free Alliance
- Navajo County Injury Prevention Program
- Mother’s Against Drunk Driving
- Student’s Against Drunk Driving
- CBC Motorsports
- White Mountain Ambulance
- Arizona Youth Partnership
- Burnham Mortuary
- Round Valley Public Library