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From: James Hatcher, Federal Programs Supervisor, Unicoi County Schools, Erwin, TN

Positive Action Develops Children to be Successful in All Aspects of Life

The Unicoi County School System began implementing the Positive Action program in the fall of 2009. Approximately four years ago the school system embraced the Developmental Assets framework and found that Positive Action aligned with these assets and could serve as the curriculum necessary to develop our children in a positive way to become successful in all aspects of life. The Positive Action program provides the tools and teaches the skills necessary to help students make wise choices as they grow and develop.

We feel like we are still in the infancy stages of implementation of the program however, it has been well received and we will continue to push to have our entire system using this program on a regular basis. In the end it is about our children and they, as well as our community, will be the winners.