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: Driver Wanted After Jeep Plowed Into Family On Bronx Sidewalk; 'Car Sped Up To Hit Us,' Witness Says
The initiative aims to improve children’s health and wellbeing through a green schoolyard plan.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Looking For 2 Missing Teens From Lindenhurst
“Research shows that green schoolyards can assist in improving academic performance, improving mental health, improving physical health,” Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh said.MORE NEWS: Gottlieb Says US Needs New Vaccine Strategy As Pace Of Shots Lags
The effort will prioritize schools in neighborhoods that lack access to parks and green space.