Department of Education launches new NYC school safety initiative

The Department of Education has launched a new safety initiative for NYC schools.
The $9 million investment is known as Project Pivot. It aims to protect students physically and emotionally while improving their academic performance.
The program will place anti-violence community organizations on the ground at 138 schools throughout the city. The groups will provide safety, violence prevention, student counseling, mentoring and more.
Schools were selected to join the initiative based on a combination of safety and academic factors. There are 51 Bronx schools and 37 Brooklyn schools among the participants.
Mayor Eric Adams believes Project Pivot will be essential to the success of the city’s students.
"We're thinking about our children and the right they have to succeed. All children have that right to succeed, and in the long run we'll keep them safe and keep their schools safe," he said.