Quota International of Weyburn is teaming up with the Weyburn Police Service to launch the "Positive Ticket" program in the city. This project is part of the 40 Developmental Assets Initiative brought forward by the Sun Country Health Region.
Quota International of Weyburn is teaming up with the Weyburn Police Service to launch the "Positive Ticket" program in the city.
This project is part of the 40 Developmental Assets Initiative brought forward by the Sun Country Health Region.
The partners in the program for this term are Sun Country Health Region, the City of Weyburn, the Weyburn Comprehensive, and a number of city businesses.
This program is not just about discouraging youth from breaking the law but encouraging them to lead an active and productive lifestyle.
Imagine the police catching kids for positive behaviour. Instead of handing out violations for negative behaviour, the police will "catch" kids doing good things and reward them with a Positive Ticket.
Proactive policing activities prevents juvenile crimes from ever happening.
The tickets themselves help encourage youth to be proactive and aware of others. With each Positive Ticket, there is attached a "Pay It Forward ticket" to enable the youth to seek out other deserving individuals amongst their peers. The ticket is simply the device that enables adults to build strong relationships with kids.
Research shows that it takes three to five caring adults to raise a child. Positive Tickets are for helping provide one of those adults.
As a reward for all those who receive Positive Tickets or Pay It Forward tickets, the Weyburn Leisure Centre will host a pool party on Sunday, May 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be a draw for an iPod and several other surprises. The ticket must be used to gain admittance to the party. There will also be a draw box at the pool for anyone unable to attend so they will still be eligible for the prizes, and the draws will be made during the party.
Quota and the police plan to continue this program and the hope is that it will grow and flourish for years to come. Positive Tickets is a community effort, as no one person or organization can do it alone.
"It's a program worthy of consideration by any community interested in helping the next generation make the most of themselves. Weyburn is just that community and we feel that this will thrive here," said Carmen Vilness of the Quota Club.