Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program

The Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program is a gang and violence prevention program intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership for children.

More than 13,000 sworn law enforcement officers from over 2,500 criminal justice agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Central America have been certified to teach G.R.E.A.T. to fourth through eighth graders in more than 4,900 school-based settings.  The G.R.E.A.T. Program offers four components for students and their families.  These components include:  Middle School, Elementary School, Summer and Families.


During the spring and summer GREAT Officers mentor youth through recreation focused on making healthy choices, safety, and wellness - building blocks of a quality life.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GREAT PROGRAM AND THE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, CLICK ON LINKS LISTED BELOW: