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.

SPONSOR A CLASSROOM

HEY, BLUE! STORY TIME LIBRARY

*$250 PER CLASSROOM
*Schools in Brevard County, FL
Inquire about sponsorship prices outside of Brevard County.

 

Your classroom sponsorship will bring a Hey, Blue! library of approximately 10-15 books that focus on connection, love, empathy and that celebrate diversity. 

 

You can choose a particular classroom anywhere in the United States or make a general donation for a classroom of our choice. 

Library of Books that your sponsored classroom will receive:

I Am Love: Susan Verde

Say Something: Peter Reynolds

I Am Enough: Grace Byers

I Will Be Fierce! Bea Birdsong

Keeping You Safe: Ann Owen

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrae

I like Myself:  Karen Beaumont

It's Ok To Be Different: Todd Parr

The Colors of US: Karen Katz

I Believe I Can: Grace Byers

The Day You Begin: Jacqueline Woodson

 Red: Michael Hall

Mommy’s Khimar: Jamila Thomkins-Bigelow

Marisol MacDonald Doesn’t Match: Monica Brown

Julian Is A Mermaid: Jessica Love

The Skin You Live In:  Michael Tyler

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SPONSOR A CLASSROOM

HEY, BLUE! STORY TIME LIBRARY

*$250 PER CLASSROOM
*Schools in Brevard County, FL
Inquire about sponsorship prices outside of Brevard County.

 

Your classroom sponsorship will bring a Hey, Blue! library of approximately 10-15 books that focus on connection, love, empathy and that celebrate diversity. 

 

You can choose a particular classroom anywhere in the United States or make a general donation for a classroom of our choice. 

Library of Books that your sponsored classroom will receive:

I Am Love: Susan Verde

Say Something: Peter Reynolds

I Am Enough: Grace Byers

I Will Be Fierce! Bea Birdsong

Keeping You Safe: Ann Owen

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrae

I like Myself:  Karen Beaumont

It's Ok To Be Different: Todd Parr

The Colors of US: Karen Katz

I Believe I Can: Grace Byers

The Day You Begin: Jacqueline Woodson

 Red: Michael Hall

Mommy’s Khimar: Jamila Thomkins-Bigelow

Marisol MacDonald Doesn’t Match: Monica Brown

Julian Is A Mermaid: Jessica Love

The Skin You Live In:  Michael Tyler

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WORD IS BOND

What is Word is Bond Brevard?

A student led council that offers perspective on the important issues facing our youth. The council joins the Melbourne Community Council meeting each month to share ideas and feedback.

21 Questions:

A virtual hour long show created for middle school and high school students to find ways to connect with police officers across the country. 

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,

The Verdi EcoSchool.

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,

Black Student Union  Florida Institute of Technology. 

BRANDON

FLEMING

Corporal,

South Hill, Va.

Police Department. 

Nationally recognized for Community Policing. 

LUCIA

BRAWLEY

Actor,

Emmy award winning producer,

activist,

political advocate, public speaker. 

21 QUESTIONS

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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.

Goa, India

JOE

NIEVES

Dad,

Husband,

Runner,

Friend,

Actor. 

TAMMY

ROBINSON

Teen

Program Manager, 

Dorcas Outreach Center

for Kids.

CORDELL

ROLLE

CEO,

Rolle, IT

Community Activist,

IT Professional.

YOUR

NAME

You can help

Hey, Blue!

bring incredible impact nationwide. 

YOUR

FRIEND

That special someone that you know

that can bring value to our

Advisory council. 

KAIRI

THOMAS

BROOKS

Student,

Word is Bond

Brevard Leader,

Host: 21 Questions,

Future Civil Rights Attorney.

ERIC

PARENT

CEO,

Next Level Marketing and Media.

JAMES 

THOMPSON

Local chef, 

facilitator of

"The Hey, Blue!

Plate Special".

ALEXANDRA

SHUPE

Vice President,

Melbourne

Police Foundation.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

1851 HIGHLAND AVE.

MELBOURNE, FL 32935

321-298-2501

INFO@VERDIECOSCHOOL.ORG

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