Each year, my office building participates in the Forgotten Angel program sponsored by WBAL and the Salvation Army. Anonymous donors fulfill the Christmas wishes of children who might otherwise awake to empty stockings.
Baltimore and state officials need to act on the education recommendations of the Kirwan Commission, particularly those facilitating industry apprenticeships. We collectively must provide the meaningful hope of a better life and a real career to these our children. They and we will all be better off for it. If we act, perhaps in the future, I’ll see an 8-year-old requesting a junior electrician’s tool kit.