STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The NYPD’s School Safety Division Community Outreach Unit is bringing a special high school initiative to the borough, which uses music, dance, and education to empower students by helping them reduce verbal and physical violence in schools.

The “My School Has Rhythm Not Violence” program, which has been going on citywide for quite some time, has finally reached Staten Island.

NYPD School Safety agents Sgt. Carolyn McMillan and Sgt. Jeanyne Blackwell are the organizers of the event and want to give the kids a voice, as well as educate them to make good decisions in their life by being aware of violence and drug use.

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