Teen-agers are to 'come on down' for their 'Motivational Game Show'

July 24, 1996|By Erica C. Harrington | Erica C. Harrington,SUN STAFF

Teen-agers from the Baltimore-Washington area will "come on down" to the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center Saturday afternoon to participate in their own game show.

Based on the television shows "The Price is Right," "Jeopardy" and BET's "Teen Summit," the "Motivational Game Show" tests teen-agers' knowledge and attitudes, said Anthony Dew, project coordinator for the show. Dew expects about 150 teen-agers to participate.

Contestants from area youth groups will take part in a spelling bee, an oratorical contest, a golf game and a game that tests their motivational I.Q. Winners will receive cash and prizes donated by Foot Locker, NationsBank and Blockbuster Video.

Teens will also be moderators for their own "Positive Talk" show with teen panelists discussing issues such as peer pressure, teen violence and abstinence from sexual activity.

Michael Clark, director of the Star Program, a personal development program for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice, said the game show drew the highest attendance of any previous program when the students participated last May.

"It was very uplifting," Clark said.

"It's a great program for inner-city kids because it relates to them well."

The "Motivational Game Show" will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road. Information: Anthony Dew, (410) 880-0090.

Pub Date: 7/24/96

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