In Memoriam: Thomas M. Menino
The young people, staff and board of MissionSAFE send our deep condolences to the family of Mayor Tom Menino.
Honored guest at our 10th Anniversary Celebration at Simmons College, Mayor Menino was beloved by our youth who had met him and he personally made sure we had the resources every summer, when we hire 90-100 young people, to hire those youth not covered by BYF, ABCD, PIC or other private sources, and to provide the extra staff required.
One favorite memory was watching the Mayor laugh and wave as a van full of MissionSAFE teens pulled up beside the Mayor's car on Blue Hill Ave and youth who had been singing and rocking the van, saw him and began to chant out the windows: Go Mayor, Go Mayor...
Thank you, Mr Mayor..