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Tahoe-Truckee middle school boys sought for Positively Rolling

Positively Rolling, which began in 2013 as a pilot program through Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS), is partnering with local middle schools to offer a 5-week elective that develops and reinforces positive character traits, leadership, mentorship and creative expression.

The program aims to increase confidence among middle school aged boys, teach them that it’s OK to ask for help, and provide productive tools to process thoughts, emotions and real-life experiences.

Mentors will lead discussions on five core topics: integrity, community, dealing with success versus failure, respect, and growing to be your own man.

Offering an open environment for discussion and creativity, students are encouraged to share their thoughts and experiences, having a safe space to ask questions and dive deeper into their personal growth. After the dialogue concludes, each boy is given a blank skateboard deck to paint his interpretation of what was discussed.

Session offerings will take place at North Lake Tahoe Middle School, Sierra Expeditionary Learning School, Alder Creek Middle School and Forest Charter School from November 2016 to May 27.

Sessions vary per school; attendees are middle school-aged boys (6th through 8th grades).

To learn more, email Vicki Isacowitz at vicki@cleverminds.org, visit positivelyrolling.org, or follow the program on Facebook.