Gang Resistance Education & Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

Easy to Adopt, Proven to Work

G.R.E.A.T., which stands for Gang Resistance Education and Training, is a nationwide federal program that began in 1992 dealing with the issues of bullying and juvenile delinquency.  The Rowan County Sheriff's Office currently has nine deputies that are certified instructors for the program. 

The G.R.E.A.T. program is divided into two parts - a 6-week course that is designed for 4th or 5th graders and a separate 13 week course which is designed for middle school students.  The officer instructed program includes classroom instruction and various learning activities that encourage positive relationships and provides tools that help in effective communication, anger management and decision making skills.

More Information 

For more information, please visit G.R.E.A.T. Online.