Written by: Lauren Vukicevich
Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) is a program that was created by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office to prevent gang involvement among the local youth. In recent years, the program has put on summer camps for students between 4th and 8th grades. These camps are each a week long and include learning activities, as well as informative assemblies. The G.R.E.A.T. program introduces positive and productive outlets for kids and teens who may be at risk for gang involvement.
There have been three camps so far this summer with one remaining which will be at Mesa Middle School in Arroyo Grande on August 5-9. This year, one of the special guests at the G.R.E.A.T. camps is none other than Music Motive’s Bucket Busters! Not only have they have performed at the camps, but they have also had the kids play along for a truly hands-on experience.
The Bucket Busters demonstrate to these students a creative way to channel any aggression. Playing music together can help to develop teamwork skills and encourage kids to collaborate with one another. This creates an environment where students can forget any problems and just rock out! This is a great way for students to get involved in the community and stay out of trouble!
Sign-up information for the upcoming G.R.E.A.T. Camp, August 5-9:
(It’s FREE and food is provided!)
For more information on the G.R.E.A.T. program:
Check out the Bucket Busters facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BucketBusters.