Baltimore native Babatunde Salaam began working with New Lens, a youth-driven social justice organization that utilizes art to help explore different community perspectives, as a way to receive community service hours.
Little did he know that his time there would create friendship and foster a passion for community outreach.
At New Lens, Salaam participated in a discussion on cops and their interactions with the community, and found his inspiration.
At 16, he created a documentary film, "Kids and Cops," illustrating the difficult relationship between Baltimore youths and the Police Department through nonprofit New Lens. He then assisted in facilitation of a...