In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness and Valentines Week, a display of beautiful hearts has been hung on the trees in front of the Area C-6 Police Station on West Broadway. The hearts were created by youth from the South Boston Community Health Center’s Youth Ambassadors program, the Tierney Learning Center’s Girl Scout Troop 55456 and the South Boston Youth Council. Boys from the Cushing House generously donated their time to hang up the hearts. This is the tenth consecutive year that young people have completed this community art project.
The Hearts of Kindness Project is an initiative designed to promote goodwill in South Boston and to recognize the positive effects that youth have on our community. The project is organized by the Youth Ambassadors at the South Boston Community Health Center.
Youth were asked to reflect on their lives and document acts of kindness by creating fabric hearts that are displayed for all of South Boston to see. The hearts symbolize the caring nature of South Boston youth and the ways they share their talents with the community. Each heart represents an act of kindness performed by the youth that created the heart. Many are stuffed with small pieces of paper that describes the act of kindness.
We would like to send a special thanks to Area C-6 police Captain Joseph Boyle, officers and staff for their support of South Boston youth in this and many other projects.
If you would like more information about this project, please contact Mayra Rodriguez-Howard 617-464-7423 or Linda Doran 617-464-7463 at the South Boston Community Health Center – Youth Ambassadors program.