HEY, BLUE! IS AN INITIATIVE OF THE VERDI ECOSCHOOL CREATED
TO FACILITATE BETTER, MORE MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS
BETWEEN POLICE OFFICERS AND THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE.
LOCAL OFFICERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS VISIT CLASSROOMS TO DEVELOP CONNECTION THROUGH EARLY LITERACY.
Our unique interactive storytime approach impresses the importance of the community working together to keep each other safe while hearing stories that inspire, celebrate diversity and build trust.
SELFIES FOR CHANGE
THEY SAY A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS. LET'S MAKE IT WORTH A THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Local business, community members and police officers all working together for a common goal: positive engagement.
SELFIES FOR CHANGE shows all the participants that such a simple act can have a tremendous impact on the lives of people in their community.
Local businesses pledge $1 per selfie taken at the event by community members with police officers that are uploaded to social media utilizing the hashtag #Heyblue.
All the money raised goes to a local family in need. Participating companies receive a tax donation receipt for the pledged dollar amount through the Verdi EcoSchool, a non-profit 501c3 organization.