Ex-Center Grove standout making a difference with inner-city teens

The name of the workplace where Emily Butler strives every day to make a difference is somewhat misleading.

Forest Park High School offers neither a forest nor a park. It is a place of learning for about 630 students — 98 percent of whom are black — located in the Liberty Heights section of Baltimore’s inner city.

Its assistant principal is the person who as a high school freshman helped Center Grove capture the 1996 girls state basketball championship.

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