Teen Programs

Teen Friendly Activities, Events and Things to Do in the Berkshires, Berkshire County, Massachusetts

NbCC’s UNITY program 2014-2015 teen programming has begun

NORTH ADAMS — Recently the UNITY Program of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition announced its 2014-2015 youth development programs.The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts by organizing, supporting, and empowering the community. It places particular emphasis on strengthening neighborhoods and community life; preventing(…)

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Teen Read Week writing contest at the Milne Public Library kicks off today

WILLIAMSTOWN — Calling all teen writers in 7th through 12th grade: The Milne Public Library in Williamstown is seeking poems or short essays for a writing contest, to be held during this week’s Teen Read Week, Oct. 12-18. The theme is: “Turning Dreams Into Reality.” Submissions must be an original piece of work, and should be(…)

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COLUMN: Teen to Teen — Celebrating a safe and sober prom in the Berkshires

COLUMN: Teen to Teen — Celebrating a safe and sober prom in the Berkshires

Editor’s Note: Prom season is in full gear and once again Berkshire Family Focus and the Pittsfield Prevention invite you to send #SafePromBerkshireCounty messages throughout all forms of social media to the remaining high school prom-goers throughout the next couple of weeks. Feel free to share the column below, written last year by Mt. Everett teen,(…)

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Social Media Messages for teens: #SafePromBerkshireCounty

Social Media Messages for teens: #SafePromBerkshireCounty

THE BERKSHIRES — Today Berkshire Family Focus and the Pittsfield Prevention Partnership are kicking off their #SafePromBerkshireCounty campaign to run through June 6, one day after the last high school prom in the Berkshires takes place. Although the Center for Disease Control reports that teen drunk driving is down by 54 percent since 1991, car(…)

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Teen Art Invitational at MASS MoCA kicks off tonight

Teen Art Invitational at MASS MoCA kicks off tonight

NORTH ADAMS — Once again MASS MoCA is collaborating with high school art teachers and artists in the northern Berkshires to showcase local students’ artwork in a temporary exhibit at the museum. This year’s Teen Invitational exhibit kicks off tonight, Friday, April 11, with an opening reception from 6:30-9:30 p.m., featuring live music from local(…)

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Teen summer employment opportunities with the Pittsfield Suns

PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Suns are now accepting applications for 2014 Summer Employment positions online at pittsfieldsuns.com. The Suns are currently seeking hardworking and dedicated individuals who are committed to customer service and enhancing the game day experience at Wahconah Park this summer. Available positions include, stadium usher, front gate, food and beverage, merchandise and(…)

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Teen Improv workshop set for March 15 in Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN — A free theater improvisation workshop for teens and tweens will be held at the Milne Public Library on Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Improv Workshop will be taught by Barb Cardillo, who is a founding member of the Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe, and will consist of warm-ups, theater(…)

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The Mount to hold e-publishing workshop for young writers in addition to its annual writing contest

LENOX —To strengthen its ties to the local community and to enhance its educational programming, Edith Wharton’s The Mount has expanded its student writing programs for the 2014 season. In addition to the annual Edith Wharton Writing Competition, which invites fiction and poetry submissions from high school students, The Mount will offer a four-week workshop(…)

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Miss Halls to stage ‘Oliver’ Feb. 21-23 [PHOTO GALLERY]

Miss Halls to stage ‘Oliver’ Feb. 21-23 [PHOTO GALLERY]

PITTSFIELD — Members of the Miss Hall’s School Theater Ensemble are gearing up for their winter musical production, “Oliver!,” with shows scheduled for  8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 22, and 3 p.m. matinee Sunday, Feb. 23. General admission is $6, and reservations are strongly recommended. Senior citizen and handicapped-accessible seating is available.(…)

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28th annual High School Art Show opens Feb. 8 at Rockwell Museum [Photo Gallery]

28th annual High School Art Show opens Feb. 8 at Rockwell Museum [Photo Gallery]

STOCKBRIDGE — The Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show returns for its 28th year at Norman Rockwell Museum with a special exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. Visitors to the museum will enjoy an afternoon celebrating the talented young artists from Berkshire County high schools, and meet the creators of the(…)

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