Imagine a world where social impact achievers received accolades like entertainers and athletes. How positive would be a community that hailed its trailblazers, mentors, activists, changemakers, and problem-solvers as role models?
Let’s find out, together. Fearless Sports backs the doers who make communities stronger. Meet our Fearless Heroes. Discover their stories of hope and inspiration. View exclusive video interviews. Hear their uplifting stories in their own voices. Learn how they focus and recharge their passion for making our cities more livable.
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Baltimore thrives because citizens claim its great potential, opportunity, glory, and beauty. Quirkiness, too. And yes, its grit. Fearless Heroes emerge from diverse neighborhoods to disrupt urban ills because they love this city we call home. It helps that Baltimore knows its history: The doers walk in the footprints of fearless giants like Thurgood Marshall, Lillie Carroll Jackson, and Elijah Cummings.Learn More
BaltimoreCeasefire Biography Mediator Champion for peace Believer Inspirations I am constantly pausing and thinking, “What is the kind, necessary, true response right now?” Career Co-Founder, Baltimore Ceasefire 365 Executive Director, Baltimore Community Mediation Center Most people in Baltimore are familiar with…Read More
Jonathan employs and teaches young Black and brown Baltimoreans to install and maintain WiFi networks. Their work connects families to the Internet to provide access to school, work, and other essential services. He gives back as a member of the Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition.Read More
Above It All Mental Health
Above ItAll Biography Superhero Advocate for Mental Health Love Fearlessly Early Life I wanted to be a superhero, but I didn’t know what my superpower could be. I wondered if there was some type of “love” superpower where you can just love people, heal them, and make people…Read More
Baltimore City Public Schools
Baltimore City Public Schools Biography Mediator Champion for peace Believer Inspirations I am constantly pausing and thinking, “What is the kind, necessary, true response right now?” Career Co-Founder, Baltimore Ceasefire 365 Executive Director, Baltimore Community Mediation Center Most people in Baltimore…Read More
B-360 Biography Mediator Champion for peace Believer Inspirations I am constantly pausing and thinking, “What is the kind, necessary, true response right now?” Career Co-Founder, Baltimore Ceasefire 365 Executive Director, Baltimore Community Mediation Center Most people in Baltimore are familiar with…Read More
To Be a
We all know the superhero mantra: With great power comes great responsibility. But what if your superpower is a mere flicker, not yet a flame? What if you have passion, but your voice is still a whisper not a roar?
Our first Baltimore cohort of Fearless Heroes dropped jewels recently, during exclusive video interviews revealing how they became fearless. You may see these social impact achievers on the news and think they were born endowed with special talents and limitless courage. And you would be partly correct: They are brilliant in their own unique ways. But here is their secret: Just like all of us, they first had to learn to believe in themselves. Whether they were tested in fires of adversity or steeped in education, they unlocked their potential through self-care and fearless love.
Purpose Not Pedestals
Fearless Sports backs the doers. We believe that doers and achievers should be as revered as celebrities. They deserve as much as any luminary to be comfortable. When we look for achievers to support, we do not measure popularity or privilege. In fact, several are little known beyond their fields of work. Impact and results inspire us.
We are inspired by missions of purpose, especially those making a way where there may seem to be no way. Social impact can rarely be achieved alone, but Fearless Heroes learn to galvanize others into movements. Many mentor the next generation. While naysayers insist that urban ills are insurmountable, Fearless Heroes prove them wrong every day. Hope and inspiration go hand in hand. Initiative and persistence are common traits: They see opportunity in challenge and spring into action. (They are not waiting for the cavalry or the person wearing a cape to show up.) Some superheroes wear hoodies. It is a calling as much as it is a career.
Black Lives Matter.
Black Lives Innovate.
Black Lives Create.
Discover the story behind our latest addition to the Black Lives Matter Collection. Inspired by the brilliant Basquiat, our unique design celebrates Black creatives whose innovations continue to impact our lives.