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Students graduate from G.R.E.A.T.

July 15, 2005

Albany- For the past six weeks rising sixth, seventh, and eighth graders have been in the gang resistance education and training, or G.R.E.A.T. program.

Police officers say the program is like summer camp but with an emphasis on educating students about the dangers of gangs and resisting peer pressure.

"They're going to be faced with it here in Dougherty County and we hope that they take something that we've taught them this summer to try to stay away from things like that," says Dougherty County Police officer Erika Ellis.

The program was offered at all of Dougherty County's middle schools this summer and about 120 students graduated from the program.

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