BALTIMORE (WJZ)— Local talent promoting positive behavior are on a tour of city middle and high schools.
Jessica Kartalija has more on the creative program that urges kids to stay out of trouble.
It’s a musical step in the right direction for students at Green Street Academy.
Baltimore DJ Reggie Reg says it’s music with a mission.
“Anybody that’s in the field of trying to teach kids to be better or violence is not the way, or stealing. These guys performing today are giving reasons to believe there are other ways,” said DJ Reggie Reg.
Local performers like Baby Girl use music and dance to inspire kids to rise above peer pressure.
“We make positive music for young people to listen too,” said Nneka Grimes, AKA Baby Girl. “We want them to know there’s more to music than just partying and, you know, the other etceteras.”
“First year in high school dealing with all these big kids and you want to stand out and sometimes kids do crazy things to put themselves out there,” said Michael W. Anderson.
When asked how dangerous bullying is, Green Street Academy seventh-grader Quentin Houston said, “Very because it can lead to suicide, taking someone’s life. I don’t think it’s a good situation.”
The city school tour is called Teen Scream, and students are getting the message loud and clear.
All of the performers are from the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. They will be visiting middle schools and high schools in the city and county.
Teen Scream is partnering with Baltimore Public Schools, police and others in the school system.