Positive Youth Development Impact Council

Our youth need your support

This Berkshire United Way community-led coalition works to increase access to positive and healthy opportunities to help youth flourish. Together, we coordinate resources across the county and among agencies to help laser-focus youth toward future college and career planning using real-time, data-based interventions and program monitoring.

You Help Us Achieve

Positive relationships with adults

73% of our youth feel connected to caring adults/positive role models through mentoring programs.

Building skills for the future

93% of our youth are developing soft skills, like critical thinking/problem solving, communication, and teamwork and collaboration.

Hands-on work experience

124 individuals participated in internships resulting in 96% of them meeting or exceeding expectations on the Work Ethic and Professionalism Skills Scale.