Pittsfield — 1Berkshire has welcomed its 10th class into the Berkshire Youth Leadership Program. The group of 29 high school juniors from across the Berkshires came together for the first time as a class at Williams College over the weekend of July 26–28th for their kickoff retreat.
Over the next 10 months, the students will meet monthly at locations all around the Berkshires to participate in workshops, learn from speakers, and to develop and execute their selected project. Benjamin Lamb, 1Berkshire’s director of economic development and program coordinator of the Youth Leadership Program, noted, “Students in this program leave with a new group of friends from all around the county, a unique and deep understanding of career opportunities right here in the Berkshires, and the pride of completing a project that has positively impacted their community.”
1Berkshire welcomes Youth Leadership Program Class of 2020 was published on August 8, 2019 on Berkshire Edge.