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

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

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

Gang Resistance Education and Training


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.


The program is open to students entering the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades.

Tualatin Residents receive first priority during program registration.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet student's needs.

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


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.


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 2016 Department is offering the G.R.E.A.T. Summer Program with flexible one-week sessions.


Sixth Grade Sessions are ONLY 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.  In 2016, two one-week sessions are offered.  Students may register for one or both sessions.  However, there may be some overlap in program content.

Sixth Grade Sessions:                                                                   Middle School Sessions:

Session ‘A’  June 27 – July 1, 2016 - FULL                                    Session #1  July 11 – July 15, 2016 - FULL        

Session ‘B’  July 25 – July 29, 2016                                                Session #2  July 18 – July 22, 2016 - FULL


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 is now open.

Please see in the supporting documents section below.


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



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