Most Baltimore teens look forward to summer’s warm days after the school year ends. But the season can bring a sense of anxiety and even dread as the city’s violence often ticks up — with it comes increased scrutiny on how teenagers and young adults spend their time. And after a mass shooting at a block party in South Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood last weekend where the majority of the victims were teenagers, the need to create safe, welcoming spaces for young adults in the city has only become more urgent.
Baltimore teens say they can feel unwelcome in city. Amid curfew, where can they be themselves this summer?
July 10, 2023