What will it take to save Baltimore? Let me offer my humble opinion. First, make educating the city’s children a priority and a civic call to duty. Support children in all facets of their daily lives and create opportunities for them to lead safe and healthy lives. Next, make sure families have decent and safe housing in neighborhoods that also have services and facilities to provide health and wellness supports and workforce counseling. Third, make college affordable for Baltimore students, initially at the community college level and then at four-year institutions like my alma mater. Finally, declare children and youth to be a priority. This means recalibrating every city agency, including the Baltimore Police Department, to see its role as cultivating stable and healthy lifestyles and choices for youth. Children must be the city’s priority.