Hood2Harbor is a teen-led movement to affect positive change in the Inner Harbor. The Inner Harbor Project employs 25 Peace Ambassadors who are responsible for spreading positivity among teenagers at the Inner Harbor. Hood2Harbor is an effort to change the culture of cool. Peace Ambassadors have been selected for their leadership potential and their ability to be change agents among their peers.
During the summer, Peace Ambassadors are present in the Inner Harbor on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7-9 p.m. During the school year, in addition to weekend evenings, they are also in the Harbor from 4-5 p.m. immediately after school lets out on weekdays. They are also on call for weekday evenings if there is an event that draws teenagers to the Harbor. Peace Ambassadors spread out over three posts: from the Harborplace Amphitheater to Pier 4, from the Harborplace Amphitheater to Kaufman Pavilion, and from McKeldin Square to the Gallery mall.
Peace Ambassadors are recognizable by the blue Hood2Harbor t-shirts they wear. They network with other teens by speaking with them about the Inner Harbor Project’s mission and getting them involved in our Teen Mediation and Harbor Card initiatives. The teens they speak to can support the mission by wearing a #SupportIHP buttons and bracelets when they visit the Harbor. Peace Ambassadors also develop relationships with store owners, police officers, families, tourists, and tour guides while they are out and about. Hood2Harbor is not interventionary; Peace Ambassadors are charged with spreading positivity.