Press Release Contact:
Lisa M. Marchi, Director of Development & Communications
Berkshire South Regional Community Center

Berkshire United Way helps fund Teen Leadership Program with $16,100 grant to BSRCC

Great Barrington, MA – Berkshire United Way awarded a $16,100 grant to Berkshire South Regional Community Center (BSRCC) to partially sponsor the Center’s Teen Leadership Training (TLT) Program for 2014/2015 fiscal year. This is the second year of funding from Berkshire United Way to Berkshire South Regional Community Center’s Teen Leadership Training program.

TLT is a key program in the Community Center’s multi-faceted Youth Intervention/Prevention Curriculum which is centered on the belief in the true benefits of healthy, productive youth development opportunities. In its third year as a summer based program, Teen Leadership Training involves three weeks of experiential learning for youth ages 13-15. Through outdoor activities such as ropes course, hiking and canoeing, TLT develops leadership, decision-making and team-building skills. Other components of TLT are financial literacy, career education and college preparation activities that help youth focus on their post-high school plans. TLT is comprised of both a basic or CORE level, and an ADVANCED level. Each level is offered multiple times throughout the summer.  To learn more about BSRCC’s Teen Leadership Training Program, visit or call 413-528-2810.

Berkshire United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all, with a  focus  on education and financial stability– the building blocks for a good quality of life. Berkshire United Way recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to be part of the change. For more information about Berkshire United Way, see

Berkshire South Regional Community Center, located at 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization open to all, regardless of ability to pay. Our mission is to build a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region, and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health and social well-being of the residents of the Southern Berkshires.