BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s State’s Attorney's Office hosted one of several pop-up events in Baltimore on Friday.
The pop-up event was at the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center.
The goal is to give kids a chance to have fun in a safe and controlled space where they can meet new people and talk to city leaders.
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said that youth violence tends to jump between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., so they want to keep children occupied during this time.
"I really believe it can make a positive impact because a lot of the time, with these crimes, they can be prevented,” said attendee Sasha Jeudy. “They really just need something to do. It's about bonding with the community and getting to know other people to help them become great young individuals.”
This is the sixth year of the program, and to date 20,000 youth and families have participated in the #bmorepopups.
Every Friday at 6 p.m., until August 26, the State's Attorney's Office will host the pop-up party for young people and their families at no cost.
In the summer of 2017, State’s Attorney Mosby launched the #BmorePopUp series. Since that time, the SAO has hosted pop ups including: Skate Jam at Shake and Bake Family Fun Center, Night at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Paint & Jam with Art with a Heart at Jubilee Arts Center, and pool parties.
If you are interested in attending a pop-up event, you can register here.