A glimpse of West Baltimore through the eyes of students who live there

In December, 2014, The Baltimore Sun published a three-part series, "Collateral Damage," about the often unseen, yet devastating consequences of violence on the city's children, caregivers and families. As a follow-up, The Sun partnered with Promise Heights - a University of Maryland School of Social Work community initiative - to get some of these residents to tell their own stories.

 We interviewed children and parents in West Baltimore's Upton/Druid Heights neighborhood. The Sun also loaned cameras to four high school students, whose footage is included in this video. We wanted to hear their perspectives on the community's problems - and possible solutions.

Wednesday night, community groups held a forum on youth violence prevention at Bethel AME Church, where the video was shown, and students discussed ways forward for the neighborhood.

The Sun's media project was done with support from the Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism.

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