CONTACT: Jenise Lucey
PHONE: 413.528.2810 ext. 14
EMAIL: jlucey@berkshiresouth.org

BSRCC Receives Berkshire Bank Foundation Grant for Teen Leadership Training

Great Barrington, MA – The Berkshire Bank Foundation-Legacy Region, Inc. awarded a $5,000 grant to Berkshire South Regional Community Center (BSRCC) on Friday, March 29, 2013 to partially sponsor the Center’s Teen Leadership Training (TLT) Program.

TLT is one of twelve programs in the Community Center’s Youth Intervention/Prevention Curriculum which is centered on the belief in the true benefits of healthy, productive youth development opportunities. For youth entering grades 7, 8 and 9, three TLT sessions will run for three consecutive weeks each over the course of the summer, beginning the first week of summer vacation. Sessions will be based at the Center five days a week, for seven hours each day. TLT participants will engage in outdoor, classroom-based and computer-based activities. TLT experiential learning activities provide hands-on opportunities to foster leadership, decision-making and team-building skills. The funding from the Berkshire Bank Foundation-Legacy Region, Inc. will provide necessary aid to TLT by supporting training, outreach, and program implementation of their financial literacy for youth.

To learn more about BSRCC’s Teen Leadership Training Program, visit www.berkshiresouth.org or call 413-528-2810.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center 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.