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Fulton County Police Hosts Graduation for Gang Resistance Education & Training Program Graduation | Print |

Learning life skills and how to avoid giving into peer pressure avoidance are just a few things middle school students learn from participating in the Fulton County Police Department’s Gang Resistance Education Program.

This Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Renaissance Middle School located at 7155 Hall Road in Fairburn, Georgia students participating in the initiative will graduate from the 13-week program. 

The program is designed specifically to help six graders successfully transition into middle school life and to avoid temptations that come about as they mature. According to lounitedforschools.org sixth graders may be more mature but many are not ready for the decrease in supervision and anxieties associated with peer pressure and intensified expectations.¬† That is why the Fulton County Police Department sponsors the Gang resistance Education & Training Program.¬† ‚ÄúThrough this program we seek to provide additional information to youth that reinforces what the students‚Äô parents, guardians and others have previously established,‚ÄĚ says Police Chief Cassandra A. Jones. ‚ÄúOur goal is to aid in helping youth to make a smooth transition into the middle school environment. We feel this program accomplishes that mission.‚ÄĚ
Close to 400 youth are expected to graduate at Thursday’s event.  For more information about the graduation, contact the department’s certified grade instructors, Captain Hattie Cotton-Tukes, Cpl. James Jackson or Officer Theron Griffin at (404) 612-3001.



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