Students get Thanksgiving dinners as part of anti-gang challenge

Nov 20, 2017 by

875 students from 55 schools in Orange County received prizes for improving their school attendance, behavior and grades in time for the holidays.

Representatives of the Costa Mesa Police Department, Orange County Probation and the Orange County district attorney’s office, who collaborate as part of the Orange County Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership, showed up at the campus with turkeys and all the fixings for holiday meals for the students and their families.

GRIP is a coalition of law enforcement agencies that helps identify at-risk children and provide them with incentives not to join street gangs and to continue to attend school.

The holiday dinners, which are meant to feed a family of 10, were prizes for Orange County students in fourth through eighth grades who succeeded in the partnership’s eighth annual Thanksgiving challenge to improve their school attendance, behavior and grades in time for the holidays.

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