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SLMPD Relaunches Gang Prevention Program in SLPS Schools


Saint Louis Public Schools recently signed an agreement with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to relaunch the G.R.E.A.T. program in some of our schools. G.R.E.A.T stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The program is a school-based, life-skills competency program taught by law enforcement for children in elementary and middle school—the years immediately before the prime ages for introduction into gangs and delinquent or violent behavior.  


G.R.E.A.T. is designed to enable youth to make sound decisions, avoid conflicts, deal with bullying, be responsible, set positive goals, resist peer pressure and develop positive attitudes toward their school, community and law enforcement.

We are excited about this partnership and truly believe that G.R.E.A.T will have meaningful and long-lasting positive effects on your students as they learn to make better decisions and turn away from the constant lures of gang activity and violent crime. One of the schools that benefit from the program is Gateway Elementary School (pictured).