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Gang Resistance Education and Training

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $46,157)

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.

Focusing on the high-risk youth, Lyon County will continue to implement the Core Component, Elementary Component, and the Summer Component of G.R.E.A.T. The Core Component will target 118 seventh grade students and 622 sixth grade students while the Elementary Component will target 121 fifth grade students and 445 fourth grade students. High-risk students will be involved in positive programs within the community such as Kids Only Basketball, 4-H Club, Boys and Girls Club, and summer school through the Summer Component.


Date Created: September 19, 2006