School Service Project
Funding is NOW available for TWO open GRANTS
Applying DOES NOT guarantee funding.
Approval notification will be issued
“GRANT #1 – MAKE MY SCHOOL G.R.E.A.T. PROJECT GRANT” REIMBURSEMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR UP TO $500.00
The G.R.E.A.T. kids will work with their G.R.E.A.T. Officer instructors and school teachers to demonstrate what they’ve learned from the G.R.E.A.T. curricula by creating and implementing a school service project that is also designed to “make my school G.R.E.A.T.” Projects will range from, but not limited to, Community Involvement – kids will use decision making skills to paint over graffiti in their community; Art -kids will create anti-gang, anti-bullying, and/or anti-violence posters; the Environment – kids will collect recycling material from their community and create a piece of art to improve their community; Social Studies – kids will research laws related to gangs, violence and crime then develop and write their own laws that will be reproduced and shared throughout the school and community; and Music – kids will create a song about refusing to participate in crime, violence and/or gangs and perform it or make it available in their community. This project will enable the G.R.E.A.T. Kids to work as a team in giving back to their community in a positive manner.
GRANT #2 – G.R.E.A.T. OFFICERS BUILDING TRUST AND COMMUNITY POLICING SUMMER PROGRAM GRANT (Made possible by MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS FOUNDATION)
REIMBURSEMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR UP TO $1,000.00 ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 1, 2017.
This grant is designed for G.R.E.A.T. law enforcement officers to take a pro-active non-enforcement approach in engaging youth and their parents/guardians in building trust and community policing. This Summer Program will concentrate on building trust and positive relationships between law enforcement and youth in addition to serving as a vehicle to distract and deter youth from gangs and violence. The G.R.E.A.T. Family component will contribute by helping families develop skills and strategies that will foster a healthier home environment, leading to a better community. During the G.R.E.A.T. Officers Building Trust and Community Policing Summer Program, G.R.E.A.T. Officers will teach and oversee youth summer program topics that reinforce the lessons learned in the structured elementary and middle school curricula: conflict resolution, anti-bullying, communication skills, goal setting, self-image, and cultural awareness/sensitivity. Although individual law enforcement agencies can customize their summer program to address its particular issues and concerns, every program must teach G.R.E.A.T. goals and skills: 1. Strengthen law enforcement’s relationship with youth and community; 2. Improve public/community relations; 3. Provide structured activities when students are not in school; 4. Give youths positive alternatives to gang involvement; and 5. Build upon the school-based G.R.E.A.T. curricula and reinforce goals by offering youths an opportunity to enhance their skills.