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2007-08 South Salt Lake GREAT Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $119,997)

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 City of South Salt Lake will utilize this Fiscal Year 2007 G.R.E.A.T grant to fund a Level II Category program, which will include the following components: Middle School, Elementary School, Family, and Summer. This grant will allow the city to continue operating the G.R.E.A.T. Program, continue training its officers to deliver the curriculum, and impact more youth in their community. This City of South Salt Lake's G.R.E.A.T. Elementary School and Middle School programs will target 175 fourth graders, 175 fifth graders, 150 sixth graders, 250 seventh graders, and 250 eighth graders. The City's Summer Component will target 400 students, and the Family Component will target 100 families.


Date Created: September 5, 2007