EXPLORE THE IDEAS.
Positive Tickets are issued to youth for good behavior. The program is based on the simple philosophy that recognizing and rewarding good behavior will inspire and motivate greater good behavior. Positive Tickets are used as the vehicle to make a connection and build trusting relationships with youth.
Positive Tickets are simply coupons, vouchers, tokens, or notes that have value for goods, services, or some type of credit, acknowledgement, or appreciation.
The Positive Tickets program embraces and acknowledges that people—youth or adults—are the most valuable resource in a community. People are the greatest asset. Therefore, we should constantly strive to recognize and reward our greatest assets for the good that they do. More
How Did It Start?
The Positive Tickets idea started as I worked as a police officer and had a simple vision—imagine cops catching kids for doing things right! Imagine police officers hunting for the positive in youth, instead of just the negative. I realized that I could make positive connections and work proactively with youth, and by doing so could prevent many youth crimes and tragedies from ever happening.
Positive Tickets is just one of many proactive, intentional, positive initiatives that can transform communities and shift mindsets and attitudes.