Announcement Date: 12/31/2004
Between 2000 and 2004, teens help to mobilize hundreds of area youth and adults in the planning process regarding a $250 million urban development project proposed for vacant land on the Roxbury/Jamaica Plain border in Jackson Square. After the public stabbing of a 14-year-old at the Jackson Square T-Station, HSTF youth work to create a safer and friendlier atmosphere at the station and successfully lobby the MBTA for more than $200,000 of capital improvements, which includes public art created by youth at the station. The rich, colorful images throughout the station represent Jackson Square’s diversity. In 2006, the Roxbury Crossing T-Station is painted as well.