Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

L to R: GCS Superintendent Burke Royster, City Police Officer Michelle Lentz, Sterling Principal David Johnstone, Greenville City Police Chief Ken Miller, Sterling Assistant Principal Loretta HolmesGreenville City Police Chief Ken Miller and Officer Michelle Lentz recognized Superintendent Royster and Sterling School Principal David Johnstone for their support of youth violence prevention programs at tonight’s school board meeting.

The programs, known as G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. (Gang Reduction and Violence Intervention Targeting Youth) and G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance and Education and Training) are partnerships between the Greenville City Police Department, Greenville County Schools, and several community agencies.

This summer, the Greenville City Police partnered with Sterling School to host its first annual Office Allen Jacobs G.R.E.A.T.  Summer Camp for 67 youth.  The free weeklong camp was open to students who were rising 5th or 6th graders.

“We appreciate Dr. Royster and the school district for their assistance in making this camp a reality,” said Officer Lentz.

“It has been a privilege to partner with you on these initiatives,” said Superintendent Royster. “We appreciate all the efforts undertaken by the City Police to make our streets and schools safer.”

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