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First ever Youth and School Safety Summit and Resource Fair held in Harlem

The summit was hosted by the New York City School Safety Coalition, a board that consists of parents and community leaders who advocates for the safety of children in and out of school.

News 12 Staff

Feb 11, 2023, 11:45 PM

Updated 494 days ago

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The Harriet Tubman Learning Center in Harlem hosted Saturday the first ever Youth and School Safety Summit and Resource Fair.
The summit was hosted by the New York City School Safety Coalition, a board that consists of parents and community leaders who advocates for the safety of children in and out of school.
In the wake of an increasing amount of violence that involved children in the city, such as the recent shooting by the Williamsburg Charter School and a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed after school in Kingsbridge Heights two weeks ago, the summit to showcased resources for the youths. The event featured free after school programs, weekend programs and summer youth employment opportunities.
Mayor Eric Adams was also present in a show of his support.
The goal of the summit was to educate people to help keep kids off the streets and away from the violence.
The School Safety Coalition also called for more officers to be places outside of schools and for schools to open on weekends so kids have a safe place to be.


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