Positive Alternative Team-Neighbor to Neighbor
Neighbor to Neighbor...
The Telluride School District’s Positive
Alternative Team has endeavored for a number of years to educate the youth
of Telluride about the hazards of substance abuse. Although it was
originally formed as a school focus group, the team has continued to
expand in membership and is now comprised of
a wide cross section of the community.
It includes school administrators, students, professional
counselors, officials from law enforcement and social services agencies,
domestic violence and victim advocate groups, religious leaders, parents
and concerned citizens. All of these people are working toward the common
goal of creating a positive and safe environment in which to raise our
most valuable asset- the children of our community.
The team has successfully presented a number of
educational programs in our schools on the topic of substance abuse and
have attracted speakers and presenters of international acclaim. Our task
is to seek positive alternatives and solutions to the problems that are
daily encountered by the youth of our community.
It is the Positive Alternative Team’s desire to
expand our educational message to the parents and adults of this community
who play an integral role in creating the environment in which we raise
our children. The Positive
Alternative Team would like to introduce you to our weekly informational
piece “Neighbor to Neighbor”, that is intended to educate and inform
people about the consequences of substance abuse and provide information
about the resources available to anyone seeking guidance or assistance on
No preaching. No judgment. We sincerely believe that
information raises awareness and consciousness. Furthermore, we believe in
the axiom that it takes a village to raise a child and would seek your
support, assistance and collaboration in this effort. Heart to heart,
neighbor to neighbor, we support the proposition that excellence comes
naturally and it is all about choices.
Together, as a community, we can make a difference.
The Positive Alternative Team is directed to the Youth and Adults the Telluride Community
We need your help volunteering to run or plan a specific program.
Specialized skills, such a s market research, writing reports and proposals, event planning, community organizing.
We have recently launched a great program called.
Neighbor to Neighbor!
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."