Established in 2013 by a group of like-minded educators.
In Fall 2013, Positively Rolling was created with middle-school aged boys development, needs and challenges in mind. The program was born through the creative response of concerned educators and community members due to a number of suicides in our small Truckee community, all working together to be one single part of a multi-faceted solution.
The program focuses on developing and reinforcing specific positive character traits, through discussion and creative artistic expression. This process encourages openness, communication, creativity, and healthy relationships between students, their peers, and members of the community. Ideally, the program helps boys develop a greater perspective as well as productive tools to use during times of stress.
Our adult male mentors hold a safe space for the boys to examine deep character topics, while providing feedback and sharing their own insights. Symbols and visual aspects of the topic are discussed before the focus shifts from discussion to methods of rendering the topic in a visual and artistic manner.
The boys’ response to this program has been overwhelmingly positive and our programming continues to grow exponentially each semester. We are looking forward to expanding and serving the greater Truckee/ Tahoe Community and beyond.