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The Anaheim Community Anti-Graffiti Effort (ACAGE) supports a variety of program that utilize the influence of schools to prevent graffiti.

The Schools committee has been successful in completing several efforts to effectively work with Anaheim schools to prevent graffiti. Click here to learn more about these completed activities and programs.

In addition, there are ongoing efforts such as exploring ways to target educational efforts to most frequent offenders, inviting positive role models to be guest speakers to convey an anti-graffiti message, and publicizing an anti-graffiti message during school recesses.

  • Anti-gang and anti-graffiti education is part of the Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (GRIP) program currently being implemented at seven schools in Anaheim. The Safe Schools Unit is partnering with several agencies to promote “Green Ribbon Week” by conducting anti-graffiti and vandalism lectures throughout the Anaheim City School District (ACSD) and the Magnolia School District.
  • The C4K (Cops for Kids) program, formerly known as APAL (Anaheim Police Activities League), promotes healthy activities and good citizenship through positive role models. This is an after school program run by the Anaheim Police Department. Students are mentored and taught self-discipline through structured programs like the Tiger Woods Learning Center’s “Start Something” program. Participants are taken on camping trips, weekend bike rides, fishing trips, and other activities that offer positive alternatives to criminal activity. Participants are only allowed to stay in the program if their attendance, grades, and behavior remain at acceptable levels.
  • Junior Cadet Program: At-risk elementary school aged kids are mentored and taught discipline through military-style drills by positive role models.
  • The City of Anaheim offers art classes through the Community Services Department throughout the City as well as afterschool recreation programs and adult recreation sporting leagues.
  • The Community Services Department offers a program called Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth) that works with youth living in at risk environments to involve them in sports, community service, leadership and positive activities. Community Services Specialists work closely with junior high and high school age youth and their parents.

One of the highlights of the Schools component of ACAGE in 2009-2010 was the success of Green Ribbon Week in Anaheim Schools. The Essay and Poster winners can be viewed at the website below:

To learn more about the Schools component of ACAGE,
please contact: Sgt. Juan Reveles at 714-765-1448