My P.L.A.Y. (Productive Lives, Active Youth) campaign has provided many of Baltimore's youth with a wide range of opportunities to strengthen their self-confidence, develop leadership skills, learn from positive role models, and be rewarded for their academic achievements. P.L.A.Y. has encouraged them to thrive academically, socially and emotionally. And during the past two years I have created a number of public-private partnerships with the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Baltimore Orioles, D.C. United and local universities that have invested in young people.