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Humans of the Berkshires

Recognition is its own positive reward.

Since we started conducting the Prevention Needs Assessment Survey in 2007, a critical data point stood out — our youth do not feel that their community and neighbors recognize their successes or their aspirations. In response, Berkshire County has adapted the successful Humans of New York social media campaign to create a countywide forum that celebrates the rich lives of local youth as well as the abundant, positive, intergenerational interactions in the area.

Humans of the Berkshires

Humans of the Berkshires, sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union launched in May 2016 and is currently features an exposure of 1,161 Instagram followers and 3,938 Facebook fans. To nominate an individual between the ages of 14 and 25 for Humans of the Berkshires, please email

"This project is so great because we as school personnel get to see all the incredible things students do all day long, and now everyone else does too!"
 -Michelle Bienvenue, Taconic High School Counselor

Members of the community are encouraged to like the Humans of the Berkshires Facebook page and follow Humans of the Berkshires on Instagram