Funder: U.S. Department of Justice
Award Amount: $89,000 (FY2009-FY2012)
Topic: Provide life skills and mentoring program to underserved students
Uniformed police officers, trained by GREAT in the national curriculum, taught the weekly lessons during the school day for students and their classroom teachers, and taught the families component during the summer for select students and their parents.
More than 4,300 at-risk students were served.
The vast majority of surveyed students and parents agreed that GREAT graduates increased their positive attitudes about anti-gang, law enforcement, conflict management, and decision making.
Additional survey results showed that 100% of police officers agreed that they themselves learned new information about gang prevention in the professional development trainings and would apply what they learned in their law enforcement work.
Graphic: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 2, 2007