G.R.E.A.T. Program

August 30, 2015

All 6th grade students at Lexington Middle School will take part in the G.R.E.A.T. Program this school year.

Some of the things the students will learn include:
 *The truth about gangs and violence
*Students' roles in their families, schools, and communities
*Goal-setting tips
*How to make G.R.E.A.T. decisions
*Communication skills
*Empathy for others
*Responding to Peer Pressure
*Anger Management
*How to resolve conflict
During the course of this program, students will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as role playing, small-group work, brainstorming, and large-group discussions.  These activities will help students learn the skills and behaviors that make it easier to resist and avoid negative influences in their lives.
The G.R.E.A.T. program handbook is a creative outlet and a place to express their thoughts and feelings.  Participants can always ask their G.R.E.A.T. instructor, teachers, or their parents/guardians if they have any questions.
                                            CHOOSE TO BE G.R.E.A.T.