Best Nonprofit: Wide Angle Youth Media

2601 N. Howard St., (443) 759-6700,

Watching the news during the curfew was an excellent reminder that Baltimore’s uprising brought as many media mavens as it did National Guard troops, both of which often seemed to greatly outnumber the people they were brought in to cover or police. Everybody and their Geraldo had a story to tell about Baltimore in those days, and we found ourselves hungry for the voices of Baltimore and of the young people who are the target of so much scrutiny these days. Thank goodness for Wide Angle Youth Media, a nonprofit started in 2000 that trains young people on the tools and tactics needed to tell their own stories and represent themselves. The rest of us could stand to shut up and listen to these kids for a while.

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