As summer comes to a close, Code 3 is celebrating the expansion of our signature Project Hope program. This year, Project Hope launched in Southeast Washington, DC at John Carroll Nalle Elementary School.

We kicked off with a school beautification project in May, where police and students worked together to create murals throughout the school, helping to cultivate an inspiring learning environment. Members of the community and the Metropolitan Police Department were present to witness the big reveal. Throughout the summer, students from the school participated also in recreational activities with local police including skating, swimming and basketball tournaments.

We look forward to the way this program will continue to build bridges between local students and police officers.

Code 3’s Project Hope program at Hutchison Elementary School in Herndon, VA is our longest-running program and had yet another great summer. The program is beloved by students and their families, and is also changing the perception of police in the communities surrounding the school.

This summer, the Herndon Police Department joined Hutchison Elementary students for a series of outings including a visit to a petting zoo, competitive soccer tournaments, and water activities. A select group of children were also invited to attend the US Open in Box seats, which made for an incredible experience. The school’s annual Back to School Night was also sponsored by Herndon Police, who provided popsicles and mingled with students and their families.

National Park Trust

National Park Trust brought out reptiles to show the children. They were able to touch most of...