Wyden, Chief Reese Visit Anti-Gang G.R.E.A.T. Program Graduates at Parkrose Middle School on Wednesday, June 1
Celebrate 20th Anniversary of the Gangs Resistance Education and Training program that helps kids stay out of gangs
Who: Senator Ron Wyden;
Portland Police Chief Michael Reese;
Parkrose School Superintendent Dr. Karen Fischer Gray;
City of Portland officials
What: Meet with 270 6th graders who graduated from the G.R.E.A.T program
When: 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
Where: Parkrose Middle School
11800 NE Shaver
Portland, OR – The Gangs Resistance Education and Training program that gives students the tools they need to avoid becoming involved in gangs celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Senator Ron Wyden and Portland Police Chief Michael Reese will note the anniversary by meeting with 270 students of Parkrose Middle School who have graduated from the program. Last month, Wyden joined with city and county officials to say that that with gang violence on the increase now is not the time to reduce federal spending on anti-gang programs. G.R.E.A.T is one of those programs.