A program to help stop violence in schools was started for eighth graders in Nixa in 1997 called GREAT. (Gang Resistance Education And Training).
Supported by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, GREAT. provides our youth with the necessary skills and information to say no to gangs and become responsible members of society.
In Nixa, GREAT is taught at the 8th grade level in health class by Officer Forgey. The program is ended with a snack food graduation party.