United States News

Tuition Changes for GOTs

Repeated reductions in G.R.E.A.T. funding over the last several years have made it increasingly difficult for the G.R.E.A.T. Program to meet the many requests for training that it continues to receive. For many years, G.R.E.A.T. was able to provide training free of charge through a grant from the Department of Justice and could deliver the training wherever there was enough interest to fill a training class. Unfortunately, the current level of funding no longer supports that practice. Current plans call for centrally located trainings in five geographical regions of the U.S., in order to reach as many areas of the country as possible with the very limited budget. G.R.E.A.T. Officer Trainings (GOT) will now charge tuition of $395 per participant, which covers less than half of the total cost of training but will allow stretching the budget dollars to provide more trainings than would otherwise be possible.

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Central America News

G.R.E.A.T. Program 2017 in Honduras

Throughout 2017, the G.R.E.A.T. Program in Honduras made enormous strides. Nearly 87,000 students from 276 schools across 17 departments of Honduras graduated from the Program. In addition, the G.R.E.A.T. Program in Honduras saw an increase of 88 new certified G.R.E.A.T. instructors! With the growth of certified instructors comes the ability to reach more schools and communities. In 2017, G.R.E.A.T. Honduras saw 52 school/community-based projects funded and hosted 26 G.R.E.A.T. Summer Programs, reaching a total of 2,600 at-risk youth. Please join us in congratulating the G.R.E.A.T. Program in Honduras for achieving such tremendous success over the past year. Click here to view a short video that captures some of the 2017 G.R.E.A.T. accomplishments in Honduras!