In April of 2003, in his junior year of high school, Danny tragically died in a car accident while out with friends. Days after his death, Danny’s family and friends gathered to find a way to keep his spirit and his contribution alive. They decided to create a space in his memory where, just as Danny had drawn his own small community together in life, young people could come to connect and grow together. They called it Danny’s Place.
The community of Acton-Boxborough responded with an outpouring of support for the project, with so many donating their time, their money, and their talents toward making Danny’s Place a reality. And in March 2006, Danny’s Place opened its doors to the youth of the entire Acton-Boxborough community.
Since that day, Danny’s Place has built up its programming, partnered with numerous community organizations, and created a library of online resources to expand its reach and bring Danny’s love for life to more young people and their families.
Help young people create happier,