Summer is starting out GREAT for GVPD as we embark on another year of the GREAT Summer Youth Academy. Thank you to all the community partners who help make this possible! ________________________________________ Here is a little info about the program: ________________________________________ In an effort to inspire and empower the youth of our community the Grass Valley Police Department is offering it’s 8th year of the GREAT Summer Youth Academy, which is a five-day Day Camp for 6th through 8th graders. Since the GREAT Summer Youth Academy’s inception hundreds of local children have successfully completed the program and have gained valuable life skills which include topics like Anger Management, Decision Making, Goal Setting, Refusal Skills, Communication, Empathy, Road Safety and more. The GSYA incorporates and promotes healthy lifestyle choices and teach safe pedestrian and bicycling habits as well as educates parents about safe driving round schools. Not only do participants encounter new experiences to influence their life path, but they also build self-confidence and develop leadership skills which will allow them to become responsible role models within this great community. The kids are encouraged to take ownership in building a positive community relationships, not just in their schools but also in our community. In summary, this camp is a catalyst for community minded youth-lead change.