"Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T." Week

"Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T." Week is an event that takes place on the third week of October each year. The purpose of this event is to draw awareness to the Program and to give G.R.E.A.T. students a sense of community as well as a sense of pride in the G.R.E.A.T. skills taught in the lessons of the Program. This event can be held on one day of that week or for the entire week.

Throughout this week, law enforcement officers across the United States and in Central America will be inviting their G.R.E.A.T. students to sign the official G.R.E.A.T. Pledge: "I pledge to use my G.R.E.A.T skills to reduce violence in my community, work to resolve conflicts peacefully, and stop bullying whenever I see it."

G.R.E.A.T. instructors can log in to their Instructor Resources account for suggested ideas on how to make this week a success as well as to download posters to promote this week in their schools and classes. Below are sample social media posts that can be cut and pasted into social media accounts or added to the bottom of e-mails for the week. If you are not a G.R.E.A.T. instructor but are interested in having your child’s school or class participate in observing “Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T.” Week, contact your local G.R.E.A.T. instructor.

Sample Facebook Posts

  • This week, I'm celebrating "Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T." Week, pledging to reduce violence in my community, to resolve conflicts peaceably, and to stop bullying when I see it.
  • Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T. with me. Take the pledge. October 16−20, 2017.
  • I'm a law enforcement officer who believes in communities for our youth that are free of violence, bullying, and gangs. Join me in celebrating “Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T.” Week (October 16−20, 2017).
  • I'm a teacher who believes in communities for my students that are free of violence, bullying, and gangs. Join me in celebrating "Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T." Week (October 16−20, 2017).
  • I'm a parent who believes in communities for my children that are free of violence, bullying, and gangs. Join me in celebrating "Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T." Week (October 16−20, 2017).
  • Join me in celebrating "Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T." Week. Our children have a right to futures free of violence, bullying, and gangs. (October 16−20, 2017)
  • This week, I'm joining youth across America in celebrating "Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T." Week, and you can too! Learn more at www.great-online.org/Pages/CTBGW.aspx.
  • This week, I'm standing with youth across the nation as they pledge to use their G.R.E.A.T. skills to reduce violence, resolve conflicts, and stop bullying. Will you stand too? (October 16−20, 2017) #ChoosetoBeGREAT17
  • Help stop youth violence. #ChoosetoBeGREAT17 (October 16−20, 2017)

Sample Twitter Posts

  • This week I'm celebrating #ChoosetoBeGREAT17 Week, pledging to reduce violence in my community, resolve conflicts peaceably, and stop bullying.
  • Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T. with me. Take the pledge. October 16−20, 2017. #ChoosetoBeGREAT17
  • I'm a teacher who believes in communities that are free of violence, bullying, and gangs. Celebrating #ChoosetoBeGREAT17 Week (October 16−20, 2017).
  • I'm a parent who believes in communities that are free of violence, bullying, and gangs. Celebrating #ChoosetoBeGREAT17 Week (October 16−20, 2017).
  • I'm a law enforcement officer who believes in communities that are free of violence, bullying, and gangs. #ChoosetoBeGREAT17 Week (October 16−20, 2017)
  • Join me in celebrating "Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T." Week. Our youth deserve futures free of violence, bullying, and gangs. #ChoosetoBeGREAT17
  • Help stop youth violence. #ChoosetoBeGREAT17 (October 16−20, 2017)
  • This week, I’m joining youth across America in celebrating #ChoosetoBeGREAT17 Week, and you can too! Learn more at www.great-online.org/Pages/CTBGW.aspx.

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