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G.R.E.A.T. Kids in Warroad Public Schools.

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $23,500)

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 Warroad Police Department proposes to teach all three components of the G.R.E.A.T. program. Its plan is to teach the G.R.E.A.T. program to every single 4th ' 8th grade child in Warroad, Minnesota. These same children will be invited to attend a summer session of the G.R.E.A.T. program. High-risk families that participate in family component of the G.R.E.A.T. program will be selected by the school's student assistance team comprised of social workers, school nurse, principles, Indian education and ESL coordinators, and regular and special education teachers.


Date Created: September 18, 2006