13-year-old Jaden Ford and his friends are at the White Hall skate park almost every evening. To some, it may seem like a great facility, but that might not be the case.

Jaden saw that it needed clean rails, some of the bigger rails needed to be lowered, one of the rails needed to be taken down for safety reasons, and a ramp needed to be fixed. Noticing these problems, he decided to act. Jaden put together a plan and approached White Hall’s mayor, Noel Foster.

With the help of his friends, they began to work on the issues Tuesday. They started wiping off dirt and scraping the rust. While the skate park’s improvements aren’t a huge undertaking, the initiative Jaden took make a huge impression on the city’s leaders. White Hall Mayor Noel Foster said in a statement, “If you want to get involved, then you should do that. Take pride in your parks and take pride in your community. I think that’s very important.” He also said that anyone is welcome to approach him with ideas of their own and he tries his best to maintain an “open-door” policy.