For Immediate Release
Successful Program Pairs Baltimore Police Officers with Baltimore City Youth to Change Perceptions and Build Trust
WHO: Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Baltimore Police Department,
Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School, and
Students from Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School
WHAT: BGE has made a commitment to donate $105,000 over three years to support the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School’s Police Youth Challenge. The mission of the program is to change the perceptions between youth and police in Baltimore City with a goal of having positive encounters that lead to sustainable change in the City. After the unrest in2015, Outward Bound, in collaboration with the Baltimore Police Department, expanded their program and financial support from BGE and other community partners helps to expand courses, purchase new equipment and provide additional training for staff.
WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School (Leakin Park)
1900 Eagle Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207
WHY: Since our founding nearly 200 years ago, BGE has played an integral role in working with Maryland communities to address economic development, public safety, civic issues and other
initiatives that help improve our neighborhoods and communities. Together with our customers, we actively partner with organizations that work to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. We believe that BGE’s success is closely linked with the overall success of the community.
VISUALS: Photo and video opportunities will be available of police officers and youth interacting and taking part in teambuilding initiatives and some high element challenges in an outdoor setting. Interviews will also be available with Outward Bound, BGE, Police officials and students. Please note that this will take place regardless of inclement weather.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider. Like us on
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