G.R.E.A.T. Program for Families Gearing Up

MAYETTA:  Parents with children ages 8 through 14 who want to strengthen their ties with each other and the community are encouraged to come together once a week for the next six weeks to interact and to learn skills that will foster safe and healthy family growth.

The Potawatomi Tribal Police Department is sponsoring a family component of the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) that will be taught by former School Resource Officer Cassandra Hofich, who is a law enforcement officer, and a previous instructor in the G.R.E.A.T. program.  G.R.E.A.T. is a nationwide teaching program dedicated to encouraging positive relationships between schools, the community, law enforcement and also learning positive models of behavior to prevent bullying and more.

The first phase of this year’s G.R.E.A.T. program was taught at Royal Valley Elementary School by Officer John Calvert who is also with the Potawatomi Tribal Police Department.

Sessions will be held on Tuesday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning Jan. 14 at the Bingo Hall that will include fun interactive sessions and family skill-building along with refreshments.  For more details email Officer Hofich at or call  785.966.3024.  For a registration form click here.