Guam - Close to 100 fifth graders at Adacao Elementary School were recognized for completing six weeks of gang resistance training. The program, GREAT, provides children with life skills to avoid delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems.
Adacao guidance counselor Valerie Alig says the program is timely as these students prepare to graduate, telling KUAM News, "These kids will be transitioning very soon to middle school and so the teachers will remind the students and reinforce the lessons they've learned and hopefully they'll take it with them when they go to middle school."
The GREAT program on Guam started in October 2008. Close to 2,000 students have completed the course.