NOPD officers Nahlisha Smith and Roderic Carey participated in RISE’s 2017 Saturday Morning Hoops program in New Orleans so they could give back to their community in a meaningful way.
The two veteran officers said they wanted to make an impact on students in the same way police officers did for them when they were young.
Read more about their work with young people through the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) foundation here: Police, youth build community through Saturday Morning Hoops
RISE was founded in 2015 by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross. RISE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the unifying power of sports to improve race relations and drive social progress.