#7 Youth Public Perception
There is a widespread negative perception of Baltimore youth and public safety. This view of city youth promotes fear, leading city residents and visitors to feel less safe than they are.
Why it matters
Due to a lack of resources, programs, and services for city youth, young people in Baltimore often engage in behaviors that lead others to view them negatively. This widespread negative perception of youth in our city causes tension between our young people and others in our city, encouraging both groups to treat each other with less care and respect they deserve.
What does "good" look like?
Baltimore youth have access to and are engaged in programs that empower them to make positive choices.
How could technology solve this?
Further research needed