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Summer G.R.E.A.T. Program

Gang Resistance Education and Training

Summer G.R.E.A.T. Program in Tualatin -

Gang Resistance Education and Training

PROGRAM SUMMARY

The City of Tualatin G.R.E.A.T. Summer Program is a component of the nationally recognized Gang Resistance Education and Training Program which is taught by police officers in schools throughout the U.S. and internationally.  Our summer component serves students who will be entering the 6th through 9th grades and provides those students with opportunities for social and educational activities in the summer months.

The program curriculum is adapted from year to year.  Typical topics include:

  • Risks and alternatives to gang involvement
  • The effects of crime on our community
  • Risks and alternatives to Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Decision Making
  • Goal Setting
  • Healthy relationships and self-image
  • Juvenile Law and Procedures

The program includes a recreational component that promotes teamwork, physical fitness, and strategic thinking.  Students participate in field trips to nearby attractions for activities like swimming, hiking, bowling, and games.

ELIGIBILITY

Tualatin Residents receive first priority during program registration.

Students are requested and expected to attend everyday of the session they register for. 

Sixth Grade Sessions are open to students who have completed the 5th grade and are entering the 6th grade.  The two Sixth Grade Sessions have a similar curriculum and should not be repeated. 

Middle School Sessions are open to students who have just completed the 6th, 7th, or 8th grades.  Three one-week sessions are offered.  Middle School Session #1 and Session #3 have a similar curriculum.  Students wishing to register for multiple sessions should register for Session #1 and #2 or #2 and #3.

STAFF

The program is administered by police officers assigned to the Tualatin Police School Resource Unit.  Additional Staff includes a Certified School Counselor as liaison to the Tigard-Tualatin School District and Recreation Leaders Employed through the City.  The staff-to-student ratio is 1 to 6.

FUNDING

The G.R.E.A.T. Summer Program is funded through a combination of user fees, donations, grants, and support from the City of Tualatin General Fund, Tualatin Together, and the Tigard-Tualatin School District.  Financial assistance is available and no student has ever been turned away due to inability to pay the registration fee.

SUMMER 2014 Department is offering the G.R.E.A.T. Summer Program with flexible one-week sessions.

Two sessions will be available ONLY for incoming 6th graders.  Eligible students may register for ONE session. 

Three sessions are available for students entering the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades.  Eligible students may register for One or Two sessions.  Each session will be run independently, however students wishing to attend two weeks are encouraged to do so consecutively to avoid overlapping curriculum:  Register for Sessions #1 and #2, or #2 and #3.  NOT #1 and #3.

 

Sixth Grade Sessions:                                                                   Middle School Sessions:

Session ‘A’  June 23 – June 27, 2014                                         Session #1  July 7 – July 11, 2014         

Session ‘B’  July 28 – Aug. 1, 2014                                              Session #2  July 14 – July 18, 2014

                                                                                                             Session #3  July 21 – July 25, 2014

 

All Sessions will be held at Hazelbrook Middle School and run from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM daily.  Lunch is always provided.

REGISTRATION LINKS

Registration Form

Financial Assistance Request

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Email or call the Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4800.