For Immediate Release 6/24/17
East Baltimore – The #BmorePopUp event series made its way to East Baltimore for the first time last night. Over 400 of Baltimore's youth attended the 3rd installment of the #BmorePopUp series hosted by the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Schools, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks and Retailer DTLR.
East Baltimore – The #BmorePopUp event series made its way to East Baltimore for the first time last night. Over 400 of Baltimore's youth attended the 3rd installment of the #BmorePopUp series hosted by the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Schools, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks and Retailer DTLR. Attendees ranging from ages 1 – 18, enjoyed a night of indoor games, arts and crafts, team sports and dancing at the Rita R. Church Community Center located in East Baltimore.
State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's continues to make good on her promise to produce a series of youth focused "pop ups" throughout the summer as a productive and safe activity for Baltimore adolescents and teenagers. The "Pop Ups" will continue Fridays evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, a timeframe that has historically shown to be peak hours for violence in Baltimore City.
All "Pop Ups" are free to attendees under the age of 18 and are underwritten through private partnerships. Tonight's event was the first 'Pop Up" at a Baltimore City facility and included complimentary entrance to the venue and access to all of its activities as well as free refreshments.
"All of our partner agencies recognize that the only way to tackle this surge in violence is to approach the issue creatively and to be collaborative," said State's Attorney Mosby. "I would especially like to thank Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks for their partnership on last night's event and for seeing the benefit of allowing our young people to access their facility outside of normal hours, creating a safe haven for our children."
Residents can text "BALTSAO POP UP" to 468-311 to get weekly details regarding the events.
Under the Mosby Administration, the Office for the State's Attorney for Baltimore City has made youth programming a priority through the Crime Control and Prevention Unit by developing programs that introduce the city's youth to the criminal justice system in hopes that they will not enter the system as a defendant. These efforts include the "Junior State's Attorney" program, which employs 50 current and rising Baltimore City ninth graders for the summer, exposing them to the different components of the local criminal justice system; as well as, the "Great Expectations" program which is a ten-month program that introduces fourth grade Baltimore City Public School children to professions within the criminal justice system. The Office has also hired its first Youth Coordinator, which is underwritten through funds secured through the RECAST grant awarded in 2016.
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