Posted by Debra Worley - email
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Nearly 100 students from Malpass Corner Elementary graduated Thursday morning from a gang resistant program.
The GREAT program, standing for Gang Resistant Education And Training, is a six week course designed to teach students to avoid peer pressure. The course also educated students on the dangers of drugs and gangs.
A total of 1,100 Pender County fifth graders who took part in the program were given a certificate declaring they are ready to face everyday challenges youth sometimes face.
The program also offers a 12-week program for 7th graders.