The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Riots are the cry of the unheard." If that maxim is true, Baltimore children, youth, and young adults were crying out long before the 2015 killing of Freddie Gray, Jr. sparked demonstrations and unrest in the city.
The fund, proposed by Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young after the unrest of 2015, and approved by voters the following year, will provide taxpayer dollars to organizations that work with the city’s young people.
The first grants from a $12 million fund to help children and youth in Baltimore are now being decided.
By Andrea K. McDaniels,The Baltimore Sun The gymnasium at Reginald F. Lewis High School was filled Saturday with people with ideas on how to improve the lives of Baltimore’s young people. And they were all hoping to tap into the $12 million Baltimore Children and Youth Fund to turn those ideas
The final community design sessions, organized to help craft the framework for the distribution of the $12 million Baltimore Children and Youth Fund, took place this week. The sixth and final session was at Patterson High School in South Baltimore.
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun Baltimore officials are seeking public input over the next few weeks advising how $12 million from the city’s new youth fund should be distributed. The nonprofit Associated Black Charities, which is administering the fund for the city this year, will lead