Press Release Contact:
Jenise Lucey, Executive Director
Berkshire South Regional Community Center
413.528.2810
jlucey@berkshiresouth.org

Berkshire Native Joins BSRCC as New Youth Intervention Prevention Coordinator

Great Barrington – Berkshire South Regional Community Center (BSRCC) welcomes Stephanie Dolson as the new Youth Intervention/Prevention Curriculum (YIPC) Coordinator. YIPC is a comprehensive youth development program scope designed to reduce risky behaviors and create sound foundations for growth for all ages of youth.  Beginning with preventative programs and quality childcare for early childhood students and extending into integrated programming for students in college; the YIPC opportunities aim to support all stages of growth and exploration in a young person’s development.    Four of the twelve YIPC initiatives include Community Academy, Teen Leadership Training (TLT), Experiential Internship Program and the Anti-Bullying Initiative.

Stephanie Dolson grew up in the Berkshires and after college lived in Colorado for 3 years and Cape Cod for a year and a half, recently moving back to Berkshire County in April. She worked for BSRCC in 2008 and 2009 developing their teen programming department and also their experiential education scope. Ms. Dolson led the Red Cross Youth Leadership volunteering initiative with students from MMRHS, began the development of a Teen Advisory Board, assisted the fitness department in the development of a Teen Weightlifting Club, and worked with Mt. Everett students in prepping for the Envirothon. Ms. Dolson has over 2 ½ years of experience in curriculum development and teaching military children, ranging in age from 6 months to 12 years, specifically those that had a deployed parent.  With a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education and a Bachelor’s in Recreation, Ms. Dolson is an asset to both Berkshire South and all students involved in the YIPC programs.

For more information about YIPC, please call Stephanie Dolson at 413-528-2810 ext. 30 or visit www.berkshiresouth.org.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization open to all, regardless of ability to pay. Founded in July 2002, Berkshire South has provided nearly 11 years of programs and services. 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.