Congressman Carson helps secure anti-violence grant for local schools
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Metropolitan School District in Pike Township was awarded nearly $1 million dollars over the course of the next five years to help prevent violence and reduce negative student behavior. The money is part of the Project Prevent grant program, a program aimed at expanding the capacity of local education agencies to more effectively assist affected schools in communities exposed to violence.
In June, Congressman André Carson sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, on behalf of Metropolitan School District’s $998,573 award.
“Breaking the cycle of violence begins with our youth,” said Carson. “This grant will provide funding for increased conflict resolution and counseling services that will help stop violence before it begins.”