On Friday, January 18, Deputy Borough President Ed Burke joined with members of the NYPD to congratulate the 5th and 7th grade students who participated in the “Too Good For Drugs” program at PS 48, PS 9, and St. Christopher’s School. The “Too Good For Drugs” curriculum is co-taught in the classroom by a police officer and a teacher. The program, which is in its fifth year, takes place in 5th, 7th and 9th grade classes in public and parochial schools across the borough.
Deputy BP Ed Burke addressed the students and talked about the importance of having mentors such as teachers and police officers: “The Too Good For Drugs Program partners our wonderful teachers with our local police officers to educate the future of Staten Island to have the knowledge to make the right choice and empower them to be a good influence
in their community.”
Assistant Chief Kenneth Corey, Commanding Officer of NYPD Patrol Borough Staten Island, spoke to the students in attendance about the importance of making good decisions.
At the end of the ceremony, students took a pledge to abstain from tobacco, alcohol