CATCHING KIDS DOING THINGS RIGHT.
Positive Tickets is a community program where you catch kids doing good things and reward them with a voucher or coupon to some fun, free activity. Positive Tickets are issued to youth by caring adults for good behavior, such as staying out of trouble or performing good deeds.
The purpose of Positive Tickets is to build relationships of trust with youth in your community and encourage good behavior. The Positive Tickets program that I started began with the police. However, any community organization can launch this program and bring others on board; it does not have to begin with law enforcement.
The principles of this innovative approach have been proven to significantly reduce juvenile problems in a community, boost self-esteem and morale, improve community relations with youth, and lower juvenile crime costs. The Positive Ticket concept can also be used to recognize and reward employees, customers, and citizens for good deeds.