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G.R.E.A.T. Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $21,890)

The Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program is a life-skills competency program designed to provide students with the skills they need to avoid gang pressure and youth violence. G.R.E.A.T.'s violence prevention curriculum helps students develop values and practice behaviors that will assist them to avoid destructive activities. The G.R.E.A.T. program coordinates with federal, regional, state and local agencies, as well as individuals from community and civic groups. The goal of the G.R.E.A.T. program is to train law enforcement officers in a school-based curriculum in which the officers provide instruction to school-aged children in life skill competencies, gang awareness, and anti-violence techniques. Training in the core G.R.E.A.T. program is provided to officers from any state or local law enforcement agency.

The primary goal of the City of Spartanburg's Public Safety Department G.R.E.A.T. Program will be to provide students of Spartanburg County School District Middle Schools with a prevention education program to encourage a reduction in delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. The G.R.E.A.T. program will support the the school district as they not only attempt to provide youth with an excellent education but also try to partner with the community to keep youth in school and provide a safe location.


Date Created: September 18, 2006