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Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has announced the creation of a “Children’s Cabinet” to help guide his administration in supporting the city’s youth. Young and Tisha Edwards, head of the Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success, are shown in this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo.
Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has announced the creation of a “Children’s Cabinet” to help guide his administration in supporting the city’s youth. Young and Tisha Edwards, head of the Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success, are shown in this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo. (Luke Broadwater/Baltimore Sun)

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced Wednesday the creation of a “Children’s Cabinet” to help guide his administration in supporting the city’s youth.

Roughly two dozen people — from the police department, school system, state’s attorney’s office and other agencies — will meet bimonthly to develop plans for addressing youth homelessness, improving the literacy rate and strengthening early childhood care, among other goals.

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“We promise to deliver measurable outcomes for children and families in our city,” said Tisha Edwards, director of Young’s Office of Children and Family Success, which the Democratic mayor established over the summer.

Unlike a traditional cabinet, which advises the mayor on a slew of issues, Edwards said this group will focus on issues that have the power to improve the trajectories of kids’ lives.

“We’re not talking about potholes,” she said. “We’re talking about literacy.”

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