Kudos to Mike Boston, a local DJ who’s getting a big shout-out from Ellen DeGeneres for his charitable work. The Dorchester native works two jobs (as a facilities manager and caterer, according to WCVB) and in his spare time operates Mobile Stü, a recording studio on wheels that he brings into inner city neighborhoods. His mission: to bring kids, police officers, activists, and poets together and find common ground through making art and music together. Boston described his recording studio as “a motivator for young people” that helps them get their voices heard.
“A lot of them are getting their feelings on paper, on wax, on tape, and it’s a good thing for me to see where they are really coming from so I know how to help them,” Boston told WCVB.
Mobile Stü has been featured on WCVB’s “5 for Good” and “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt,” and recently caught the attention of DeGeneres, who rewarded Boston with a 2018 Chevy Equinox and $10,000 to allow more kids to use Mobile Stü.