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G.R.E.A.T. Graduation Ceremony Announcement
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The Frederick Police Department is pleased to announce the first graduation ceremony of the G.R.E.A.T. Program Elementary School Component. Monocacy Elementary School’s 4th grade class will be graduating approximately 100 students on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 2 PM.

     The goal of G.R.E.A.T., which stands for Gang Resistance Education and Training, is to prevent violence while developing a positive bond between law enforcement and youth during their early developmental years. The Frederick Police Department previously instructed the G.R.E.A.T. Program at middle schools in the City of Frederick. In 2010 the agency began introducing the program to elementary school students. The G.R.E.A.T. elementary school component is designed for fourth and fifth grade students. The elementary curriculum consists of six 30- to 45-minute lessons designed to be taught in sequence. Each lesson is accompanied by a parent letter that the student takes home explaining the lesson and encouraging parent/student interaction. The students were also asked to complete a project as part of the program. The project consisted of completing a crime or gang prevention poster.

     OFC Tracey Carr instructed the Monocacy Elementary School program and coordinated the graduation to recognize the efforts of the 4th grade students. Costco is donating a sheet cake for the graduation ceremony and parents are donating additional food and drinks.

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