We have experienced a roller coaster of emotions over the last week. Shock. Worry. Sadness. Outrage. Disappointment. Now, frustration. Why is the media showcasing only the very worst imagery and riots happening in small pockets around the city?
We have pride in our city. We support resolution and peace. We know that Baltimore is resilient and will rebuild. We want to change the conversation and show the world that Baltimore is really all about people like this. and this. and this. and this.
Community leaders like Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour, Ron Daniels, President of Johns Hopkins University and our Governor, Larry Hogan “remain committed as ever to Baltimore”. As young leaders of Baltimore, let’s set the tone and control the narrative. Below are some ways you can show your commitment. How will you help Baltimore rebuild? Share your thoughts using #LEADBaltimore on social media.
- Tag #Bmorestory in your Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts
- Share the stories of the good work you’re doing in Baltimore: photos of clean up efforts, community events, or positive comments and observations.
- Join the LEAD Baltimore LinkedIn Group to network and share ideas
- Go to Maryland Unites to sign up to volunteer, donate or view a list of resources
- Get involved in your community – view a list of organizations that need your help now at Volunteer Central
- Donate to Baltimore Community Foundation’s Fund for “Rebuilding Baltimore”
- Sign up to mentor Baltimore’s youth through Big Brothers, Big Sisters
- Help students unlock their potential with Reading Partners
- Donate to the Youth Empowered Society (YES), a drop-in center for homeless youth that was damaged in a fire last Monday night
- Join Back on My Feet Baltimore for a run or a race to empower the homeless, recovering and formerly incarcerated here in Charm City.
If you have ideas for ways we can help our community rebuild or address some of the social issues through LEAD, please contact Candace Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.637.4109.