Shapiro says leadership and mentoring are key to a better Baltimore

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From “Dare to Prepare” to “The Power of Nice” and throughout his legendary career in sports representation and civic activism and education, our Baltimore Positive guest Ron Shapiro needs no introduction to our local audience.

Many sports fans know Shapiro through his work representing Cal Ripken and many other local athletes and media celebrities but his work in education and teaching leadership and the wisdom of relationships is where his impact has been felt all over the world.

This is the first of three episodes with Shapiro, one that found us discussing parenting, mentoring and the lack of leadership in Baltimore for families and broken homes. We learned a lot about his son, David, who is the C.E.O. of The National Mentoring Partnership and why it has such a massive impact on the lives of children and our future.

We’ll get into the power of nice and the Orioles’ pending changing in the next two episodes on Tuesday and Wednesday.

And make sure you catch our lengthy chats with Reverend Al Hathaway from Union Baptist Church, who discussed the history of Baltimore and poverty with us at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville.


Yes! You’re invited to come and join us!


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: Sarah Hemminger of Thread will join is at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville at 11 a.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: Former NAACP President Ben Jealous at State Fare in Catonsville at 9am for a breakfast chat.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott will join us at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market at 11 a.m.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will join us at State Fare in Catonsville at 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2: Our U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes from the 3rd District will join us at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market at 11 a.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3: A morning doubleheader with Baltimore Homecoming leaders J.M. Schapiro and Nate Loewentheil at 8:45 a.m. and our U.S. Senator Ben Cardin at 10 a.m. from State Fare in Catonsville.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10: State Senator Bill Ferguson will join us at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market at 9 a.m.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7: Chair of the Appropriation Committee of the Maryland House of Delgates Maggie McIntosh will join us at State Fare in Catonsville at 9 a.m.

We want to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and friends who have allowed this Baltimore Positive platform and movement to become part of your lives and routine. And thank you for sharing our conversations with your community and world!

We also want to recognize the partnership at Center Maryland the Building Equity: Education Equity And Affordable Housing Conference.

Hope to see you around Baltimore soon…

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