Roxbury High School to win award for EJ work

May 26, 2008

New Mission students on the Unity for the Community panel

As you know from Thursday's blog, we will be highlighting our Jammin' awardees leading up to the event this Wednesday. Today’s selected honoree is New Mission High School.

The seniors at New Mission have devoted a tremendous amount of time and effort to four projects this year: affordable housing and gentrification, MBTA service, youth violence and the BU Bioterrorism Lab. This month, these service learning projects were presented as videos, workshops, poems and information booths in a public forum called Unity for the Community. The event culminated in a panel focusing on the relationship between teens and police, and how to cultivate a more respectful, cooperative dialogue.

These youth own the EJ movement, and have grown as dedicated leaders in our community. We are proud to have them as the next generation of EJ advocates.

Come learn more about the accomplishments of ACE’s members at Jammin’ for Justice. Admission is free and childcare is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Holly (also at 617-442-3343 x231) if you have any questions.