Zac Dingle's Platform For District 4
Our schools, teachers, students and administrators require comprehensive wrap-around supportive services. I have been providing wrap-around supportive services in Baltimore City since then Governor Glendenning ordered Maryland’s kids back to Maryland and I believe education is the great equalizer. There is an African proverb that reads “it takes a village to raise a child” and part of any child’s rearing is his/ her educational life domain. There is also an African proverb that reads any child who doesn’t feel a part of a village will burn it down to feel the warmth.
As a district we are going to have to strengthen our commitment to our children and village as a wrap-around strategist I can teach the skills necessary so that any approved volunteer can enter our schools as a trained helper. Like any large city throughout the USA we have our societal problems that affect our children therefore we will be a trauma informed village as your councilman. Remember I get to teach my villagers how connect with its young in a therapeutic capacity.
Our community youthful offenders are getting younger and younger and we know for a crime to occur you must have three variables a person willing to commit the crime, a victim and opportunity. As a community we can reduce crime and make our communities safer without trying to do the job of law enforcement. As director and youth coach for 12 years at Loch Raven Recreation Center I was essentially a crime stopper, because I knew for 3 hours a day after school from July 15 to November 1st, I had 300 youth boys and girls from Northeast Baltimore engaged in constructive activities. Essentially, reducing crime in the Northeast part of Baltimore City and County.
It saddens me to see Dewees youth field where I grew up playing baseball sparsely used as a galvanizer and developer of all things youth, I will jump start Dewees baseball for girls and boys. I also propose that one of the fields at Dewees be named after of one my teammates and good friends The Neil Prince Field. Sgt. Neil Prince courageously gave his life in the war in Iraq. Neil and I patrolled the outfield for years for Dewees travel baseball in 1980’s.