Bronx Student Named "Police Commissioner For A Day"
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A Bronx high school student was sworn in as "Police Commissioner for a Day" Wednesday.
Kanisha Ffriend was one of 130 city teens assigned to work with top NYPD officials throughout the city Wednesday.
The Bronx teen won a Police Athletic League essay contest with her idea to reduce youth on youth crime, called the YIELD Project (with YIELD standing for "Youth Intending Everyday to Limit Delinquency").
"Under the YIELD Project, parents, guardians, educators, professionals, and of course young people will have an active part in reducing youth against youth crime in schools and in the community," Ffriend said.
Ffriend's project consists of three initiatives: collaborating with local businesses, promoting a safe home and school environment and youth responsibility.