The G.R.E.A.T. National Policy Board is pleased to announce that October 1, 2014 will be the first-annual national Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T. Day. The purpose of this day is to draw awareness to the Program and to give the students a sense of community as well as a sense of pride in their G.R.E.A.T. skills taught in the lessons of the Program. Additionally, the G.R.E.A.T. Program has put in requests to every state where G.R.E.A.T. is being taught for an official proclamation about Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T. Day.
On this day, every child currently taking the G.R.E.A.T. Program will be asked to sign the official G.R.E.A.T. Pledge: “I pledge to use my G.R.E.A.T skills to reduce violence in my community, work to resolve conflicts peacefully, and stop bullying whenever I see it.” An attractive pledge form is available from the Instructor Resources page of the G.R.E.A.T. website for you to download, print out, and copy for your students to sign.
Thank you for your help in supporting this awareness effort and please stay posted to the G.R.E.A.T. website and to your email for more information on how you can participate in this exciting event.
Assistant Chief Rob Abraham
La Crosse Police Department
Chair, G.R.E.A.T. National Policy Board
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