Positive Alternative Team
Alternative Mission Statement- The
Positive Alternatives Team seeks to empower Telluride’s youth to make
positive choices in their lives, to reduce their involvement in high-risk
behaviors and to educate as well as involve our community in creating a
safe, positive, and supportive environment in which our youth can mature
and thrive. Excellence
come naturally…it’s all about choices
and Values Statement
members of the Positive Alternatives Team (PAT) share a belief in the
The PAT is a group of parents, educators, students, and other community stakeholders who believe that our youth represent our future. To the extent that our youth thrive, Telluride—and beyond—will thrive.
Every child in
the Telluride region deserves to grow up in a safe, positive, and
Every family in the Telluride region deserves to enjoy fun, drug
and alcohol free events in our community.
models in the community are essential for our children and every adult is
a role model for children in our community.
There is a
clear relationship between assets, as defined and reported in the Asset
Survey, and high-risk behaviors-the more assets a child can claim, the
fewer high-risk behaviors they engage in.
people in our community should have the opportunity to develop as many
positive assets as possible and the adults in the community must insure
that our community provides the opportunities to develop those assets.
use, underage alcohol use, and other high-risk behaviors, are symptoms of
a greater problem in the community. These
challenges facing our youth are community issues, which demand
continue to sponsor, promote, and organize the annual drug and alcohol
education program in the Telluride schools.
develop parent education programs focusing on parenting skills,
communication skills, and drug and alcohol awareness programs.
develop and organize other activities for Telluride’s families and youth
that offer an alternative to drug and alcohol based events.
promote the Asset Survey results and to help the community to develop
that build assets in our youth population.
Send comments, suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Capture the Flag.
Give an Unexpected Gift.
Call a Lonely Person.
Play with a Balloon.
Baby Sit. Walk a Dog.
Walk down Main Street and Just Smile a People.
Climb a Mountain.
Hike the River Trail.
Interview an Adult or Teen.
Camp. Fish. Paint.
Read. Take pictures.
Play a Game. Walk. Cook.
Ski. Snowboard. Sled. Tubing.
Help a Friend. Clean your room.
Assist a Teacher. Library.
Ah Haa! Music. Play the Guitar.
Bird Watch. Milky Way, Stars!
Draw. Sketch. Bake Cookies.
Looking for more things to do, contact one of these fine organizations:
Arts Ah Haa! Are you ready for some creativity?
Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities 970-728-3930
Telluride 24 Hour AA, ALNON, NA 728-7270
San Miguel Resource Center Telluride 728-5660, Norwood 327-0566, Naturita 865-2273Help Your Community 877-KIDS-313
Community Anit-Drug Coalitions of America 800-54-CADCA
"We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions."