Positive Choices Coalition hosted its first annual Taste of Independence at the Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village on Aug. 29. The event was open to young people ages 14-18, and provided the opportunity to experience a day in the life of an adult. Participants visited a series of "stations" representing institutions adults interact with on a daily basis such as: banks, stores, employment, and health centers. Each young person navigated the adult system to find work, housing, transportation, balance budgets, write checks and cope with day to day problems. The event was sponsored by the Positive Choices Coalition, CVS Pharmacy, Dipson Theatres, Burger King and Wendy's.