CONNECTION. COMMUNITY. CHANGE.

The Hey, Blue! initiative facilitates moments

of meaningful connection between police officers and members of their

community by offering intentional opportunities for individuals to meet and share positive experiences.

Inspired by the extraordinary acts of heroism displayed by both individual community members and first responders during 9/11, EcoSchool co-founder, John Verdi, wanted to build a platform that could bring police officers and communities together with a shared purpose.

Connection-driven projects like Preschool Storytime and Selfies For Change are just the start of a larger movement designed to create an awareness of our shared humanity.

advisory council

Marcus Claycomb

Commander, Melbourne Police Department with 30 years of public service.

Alton Edmond

Defense Attorney, activist, mentor, professor,

motivational speaker.

Ayana

Verdi

Founder of The Verdi EcoSchool, the first of it's kind Urban Farm School in the southeast U.S.

Jeremy

Bohannon

2019, 2020 Community award winning Police Officer from Austin, Texas.

Bryan Zebleckes

Chariman of the Board, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Florida

Kafele Wimbley

 Executive Board Member of the Black Student Union at Florida Institute of Technology. 

Brandon

Fleming

Nationally recognized Corporal from South Hill, Va. Police Department. 

Lucia

Brawley

Actor, Emmy award winning producer, activist

Luke

Henning

Head of Finance

Tyton BioSciences

Christine

Myers

Vice President,

Branch Manager

Centerstate Bank

Anish Quenim

Hostage and Crisis Negotiator,  

Community Policing Educator and Researcher.

Joe

Nieves

Dad, husband, runner, friend, actor. 

1851 HIGHLAND AVE.

MELBOURNE, FL 32935

321-298-2501

INFO@VERDIECOSCHOOL.ORG

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