June 2016 Winners from the Gladys Allen Brigham Center!
Congratulations Olivia, Irving and Lannah for your outstanding achievements!!
S.A.Y. It Proud is a campaign to recognize individual youth who are involved in positive activities and making good choices. In the past two years, a survey of 8th, 10th and 12th graders in Berkshire County revealed that teens do not feel their neighbors recognize the good things they do nor do neighbors encourage teens to do their best. Studies show that rewarding young people for positive activities help them to feel bonded to their community, thus reinforcing their commitment to healthy behaviors and lowering their risk for engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership believes that our community values the good choices our teens make and how hard teens work. We are seeking nominations of individual young people ages 11 to 19 that participate in positive activities, make healthy choices, and/or work hard. We are especially interested in hearing about those students who have overcome obstacles in their lives. Submissions may range from 50-500 words. Please include your contact information as well as the contact information of the youth and their guardian, as we will need to contact you if they are to be interviewed for the media. Send submissions to the Pittsfield Prevention Partnership / SAY It Proud via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Pittsfield Prevention Partnership, Berkshire United Way, 200 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Download the submission application here.
The PPP works with agencies that work with youth throughout Pittsfield, asking a different agency to recognize a youth from within its program.
Partner agencies include:
Helen Berube Teen Parent Program
Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center
Boys and Girls Club
Reid/Herberg Middle Schools & Taconic/Pittsfield High Schools SADD groups
Pittsfield Area Council of Congregations
Pittsfield Family YMCA
Recent Winners Include:
Other participating youth programs are: the Helen Berube Teen Parent Program, Multi-cultural BRIDGE, Pittsfield Public Schools Students Against Destructive Decisions, the Pittsfield Council of Congregations, the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, the 4-H club, the Christian Center, and the Pittsfield Family YMCA.
All our winners receive an annual teen membership courtesy of the Pittsfield Family YMCA.