Our first-ever C.H.A.T. 4 Change contest was a HUGE success! Thank you all for participating. We hope your experience chatting with Jersey City police officers and firefighters was as rewarding for you as it was for us.

Please email us at CHAT4Change@gmail.com with the total number of badges collected by each participant BY AUGUST 3RD.

All participants are invited to this year’s National Night Out event being held on Tuesday, August 7th. PLEASE BRING YOUR BADGES. We will have a special recognition for all participants and announce the contest winners at your local National Night Out event. The C.H.A.T. 4 Change winners will be notified by email beforehand. All winners must bring their badges to the National Night Out event to ensure their total number is correct.

Thank you again for being a part of our C4C contest,
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Welcome to our first-ever C.H.A.T. 4 Change Contest!

Interactions with Police Officers and Firefighters do not have to be negative.  In fact, it can be a REWARDING experience.  This summer, Jersey City is launching the first-ever C.H.A.T. 4 Change Contest. The Conversations Help Aid Transformation (C.H.A.T.) initiative encourages Jersey City youth to strike up a conversation with a JCPD officer or JCFD firefighter at designated times and locations. After your CHAT, earn a badge. Collect as many badges as you can to earn prizes and be honored at this summer’s National Night Out in your neighborhood.  

CHAT4ChangeContest: As a reward for engaging a police officer or firefighter, children up to 18 years old can collect badges.  Participants who collect the most badges will win prizes, be honored at your neighborhood National Night Out, and earn the chance to have your picture displayed in City Hall’s Rotunda Art Gallery the month of August. Photographs with first responders will be taken at some events. 

Register: Have a parent register with the city by emailing CHAT4Change@gmail.com.  Please include the participant’s name, age, and address in all emails.  Don’t wait to register… we’ll email you tips on when to find the next badge event.  By August 2nd, send in the number of total badges collected by each participant.   You must also bring all your collected badges to your district’s National Night Out for a final count.  
Don't forget to take pictures, and tag us on social media #CHAT4ChangeJC.

*Please note, schedules are subject to change.  Please check back here before attending events.

Upcoming Events

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**Be advised, photographs will be taken at some CHAT4Change events.  If you do not wish for your child's photograph to be published, please let the photographer know and/or email CHAT4Change@gmail.com. 

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