A Day at Puyallup GREAT Camp

The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program is an evidence-based violence prevention curriculum that brings law enforcement officers into the classroom to work with students. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians first implemented the G.R.E.A.T. Program in the classroom to create a safer school climate and reduce students’ involvement in gangs. The tribe, which has seen gang involvement drop dramatically, later adapted the program to create a camp for youth. This video tells the story of Puyallup G.R.E.A.T. camp through the words of campers, camp and school staff (including the police officers who run the program) and elders.

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