PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The city of Paterson schools will soon be seeing more green.
It was selected as one of 10 cities in the nation to bring green spaces to school grounds as part of a national program.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
The initiative aims to improve children’s health and wellbeing through a green schoolyard plan.READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Shot In Brooklyn, Police Searching For Suspect
“Research shows that green schoolyards can assist in improving academic performance, improving mental health, improving physical health,” Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh said.MORE NEWS: Group Of Women Accused Of Assaulting, Robbing Victim After Inviting Her To Party On Instagram
The effort will prioritize schools in neighborhoods that lack access to parks and green space.