​Back row:  Ed White, Exec. Dir. of National Grid Foundation,  Sgt Kai Bowen, PO Steven Maguire Middle row:  PO Julia Hoch, Assistant principal of P.S. 43, Simone Nicholas, principal of P.S. 43,  Al Wiltshire former chairman of National Grid Foundation, PO Chris Aguilar, Inspector Joseph Hoch, Richie Fabrizi (president of whitepoint football) PO William Credle Front row:PO Jamiyla Hall, Jayden McLeod, Branden Latouche, Juziah Collins and Det Blanc

Danielle Parish​,

 Yearup

Mentoring youth ...  Molding them into leaders

Photo courtesy of YearUp 

Photo: Kelly Rubbins

Carlos Nouel

VP Business Development

The Neighborhood Coordination School Initiative (NCSI) program is a joint venture between the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Department of Education (DOE). The program’s goals are to positively promote change by challenging, guiding and teaching young people to be better individuals and to foster a better relationship with the community and the police.

The Green Teens of the Healing Garden at Far Rockaway learn about agriculture, animal husbandry & aquaponics, all while gaining entrepreneurial business skills. They also learn the importance of teaching those skills to the next group of teens who will continue the work at the Healing Garden and to share the important health benefits vegetables have on the body to children from the neighboring preschool as well as to many others in their community.

National Grid

"Thank you Carlos! The students were talking about how much they enjoyed your talk this morning and one of my coaches said that you have been his favorite speaker so far."


National Grid Foundation​is a proud supporter of Yearup, and was elated to connect Carlos Nouel, VP Business Development, National Grid to speak at their - Mentor for a Day event.