Albany -- Dougherty County law enforcement launched their annual summer attack against street gangs in the community Monday morning. Police and deputies bring kids into their G.R.E.A.T. Summer program, and teach them about the dangers of gangs before they become part of one.
G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The fifth and sixth graders will have fun playing games and sports, while learning about the dangers of gangs and drugs.
Dougherty County Sheriff's Office Captain Kevin Sproul said " Teach them esponsibility, teach them goals. Teach them how to respect themselves and others. Teach them that even though they are a fifth or sixth grader, they are still very important to their families."
112 fifth and sixth graders gathered at Albany Middle School, as the six-week summer program kicked off.
If your fifth or sixth grader wants to be part of the G.R.E.A.T. Program, call Captain Sproul at the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office.