Our leadership class presents information gleaned from their 8 week seminar: GREAT. GREAT stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training It is an evidence-based and effective gang and violence
prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula. The Program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership for children in the years immediately before the prime ages for introduction into gangs and delinquent
G.R.E.A.T. has developed partnerships with nationally recognized organizations, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Families and Schools Together (FAST), and the National Association of Police
Athletic/Activities Leagues, Inc. (PAL). These partnerships encourage positive relationships among the community, parents, schools, and the law enforcement community.
Our students received certificates and t-shirts which all of us present signed. Lots of treats were provided too. In attendance was our Superintendent, Socorro Shiels, members of our Santa Rosa Police Departments School Resource Program, Santa Rosa Mayor Ernesto Oliveres and