Baltimore steps forward to mentor post Freddie Gray

By David Shapiro and Terry Hickey From the Baltimore Sun When Trayvon Martin’s life was taken our nation was forced into a long overdue conversation about the condition of the lives of African-American boys and young men. Young men like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.; John Crawford in Beavercreek, Ohio; and now Freddie Gray in […]

Mentoring Inquiries Surge After Baltimore Riots

Julia Craven Riot-torn Baltimore’s smoky skies have given way to a silver lining. More than 300 inquiries about mentoring young people have poured into Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chesapeake, the branch of the nonprofit serving the city, from adults interested in working with one of the 600-plus kids on the local waiting […]