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Students participate in gang resistance program

Pat Brooks
Special to The R-C

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office sponsored the 2015 Summer G.R.E.A.T Program. Over the course of two weeks, 20 seventh-grade students from Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School and 20 seventh-grade students from Carson Valley Middle School participated in the DCSO Summer G.R.E.A.T program.

Students learned some leadership, goal setting, and decision making skills. They had the opportunity to participate in the Heavenly / Vail Resort Epic Promise Grant mountain program ropes course, kayaked Lake Tahoe and completed community service by cleaning up Zephyr Cove Beach. These young men and women are great representatives of our Douglas County youth and we were proud to have had the opportunity to work with them.

Sheriff Ron Pierini and the members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office are focused on combating gang activity in and out of our community. The G.R.E.A.T. program is a vital tool in that effort.