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FY 2009 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 2009, $119,257)

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 curricula help students develop values and practice behaviors that will help them avoid destructive activities. G.R.E.A.T. program staff coordinates project activities with federal, regional, state, and local agencies, as well as individuals from community and civic groups. The goal of the program is to train criminal justice professionals to deliver a school-based curriculum that teaches life-skills competencies, gang awareness, and violence-avoidance techniques.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Lennox Station, will implement the elementary, middle school, summer, and families component in the unincorporated area covered by their district station. Through the grant, the structured lesson plans will be delivered to approximately 900 sixth grade students, 1,300 fourth and fifth grade students, 30 families of at-risk students identified by school administrators, and 50 students in the summer component, which will consist of an overnight camping experience, sports activities, and field trips.


Date Created: September 8, 2009