Created: Wed, 04 May 2011 11:07:00 EST
Updated: Mon, 06 May 2013 01:57:01 EST
A mecca for Central Georgia teens offers students a place to learn about the dangers of drugs, sex, and alcohol. In this Healthy Living report., I’ll introduce you to the resources available at the Teen Scene. Teen Scene is a small downtown Macon haven far removed from the pressures and anxieties of adolescence. Brian James: “At Teen Scene we talk about teen pregnancy, bullying and obesity because I think teens should learn to take care of their selves and ready for the future. For students like Nikeria, it's a place to find honest answers, guidance, mentoring and support. Nikeria Hamm: Because they teach you about HIV, teen pregnancy and how you can prevent it. Some things I knew and some things I did not Public Health educator Shakia Bright sees the need for a place like the North Central Health District's teen scene in the community: Shakia Bright: Teen Scene just provides another outlet for the teens for afterschool and the summer so they are not on the streets and not getting involved with negative things, you know just a positive outlook for them. Teen scene is also addressing one of the biggest problems facing Middle Georgia students with a special summer camp tackling childhood obesity. We all know obesity is the number one problem with children. Today and in GA is the second highest in childhood obesity. We thought it was important to help tackle the problem we have going on. The workers staffing Teen Scene are there because they share a passion to educate and empower teens to make positive life decisions. Keywon Harvey: I am here because I like to help the kids and I saw the opportunity to help them with teen pregnancy and prevention. I like to educate kids in all health schools, health, hygiene and that is why I am here. For more information on Teen Scene or the tackling childhood obesity summer camp, call Teen Scene at 478-751-4009.