This year, the world learned about a Baltimore man named Freddie Gray, who died—too young—after running from police officers. Gray’s life has been poured over in the months since he died. But there are thousands of young Freddie Grays in the city—boys and young men who live in under-resourced communities, are not doing well in school and could be just one bad decision away from an unpleasant interaction with the police.
Van Brooks knows the potential these young men have. He understands them. And he wants to reach them.