BALTIMORE — Baltimore is a place with many struggles.
From empty homes to homelessness, government scandals to shootings, there are a lot of negative things to focus on inside Baltimore City. While those issues are present, it's also important to remember there is a silver lining to the struggles, people who rise up every day and try to make a difference.
We cannot ignore the negative, but that doesn't mean we have to hide the positive. We are Baltimore.
The squeegee kids are well known in Baltimore. Some believe they're aggressive or violent, but the ones WMAR-2 News talked to on Thursday said they're just trying to make a buck. Now, one Baltimore man is working to get these kids off the streets and change the stereotype.
There's a boxing gym in Druid Heights that's teaching kids the importance of their mind before they can learn the power of their fists.
Every year the Courting Art Baltimore Contest for Baltimore City high school students has been growing since they started four years ago. For 2019, 55 students entered the contest, nearly double compared to 2018.
Kindergartners are taking the future of Baltimore into their own hands. Armed with paint and brushes, they made vacant rowhomes their canvases.
It was like a pep rally. But instead of cheering on their team, these teens were rooting for themselves, their community and the youth of Baltimore.
The Be is the answer to what ails Baltimore. For five years, this non-profit has given young Baltimoreans room to dream through projects, field trips, and lots and lots of talking.
I’m from Baltimore, and I’m okay...
These words are making way around social media this week. The phrase comes from a Baltimore teen who had to use six words to describe where she is from and what does it mean for a school assignment.
Sometimes it's the little things in life that can make a big impact on others, and one 5-year-old in Baltimore is the perfect example of just that.
Even on a mucky Monday, there's a certain joy within a work crew on Harlem Avenue in West Baltimore. The joy is in the work and in the road to redemption.
Colin Jones had every excuse to be lost to the streets. Before he was the Director of the Power House Living Classroom in Southeast Baltimore, he was a product of growing up during a rough time in the Perkins Homes.
In the midst of growing concerns about summer programs for teenage boys in Baltimore City, one Baltimorean is taking initiative.
At the Give N’ Grow basketball clinic at the New Era Blacktop in Cherry Hill, kids were learning how to rebound from the hard realities that life can bring.
In today’s world employers in the technology field are often looking for young, gifted, talented workers. Many of Baltimore’s youth aren’t exposed to the opportunities that could propel them into life changing careers. Year Up is a work force training program that is aiming to change that narrative.
Being a dad in one of the most violent cities in the country, it's a job so many men in the city of Baltimore have had to master.