Creating the connections and interaction that can help develop the next group of leaders in the Berkshires fits naturally with 1Berkshire’s goals. As such, 1Berkshire’s strong professional and youth programs encourage leadership from within our community and deliver the skills the next generation will need to succeed.
80% of young adult residents enjoy living in the Berkshires according to a survey conducted by the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission in 2015.
BYP creates opportunities for the Berkshire’s next generation of leaders to stay connected. BYP works to provide young professionals with opportunities within the community, and while its primary audience is 21 to 40, BYP’s events are all-inclusive.
The top 5 important values among young Berkshire residents are:
BLP was established in 1997 to seek, prepare, and sustain leaders for our region. This program is ideal for individuals seeking advancement in their career or to broaden their network of personal and professional contacts; it also works well as an introduction to the region for any new arrivals to the Berkshires.
YLP program was launched in January 2010 and developed for high school juniors as a year-long program providing a detailed introduction to the business community in the region, with the assistance of both teachers and local business leaders.