BerkshireWorks' Youth Works program helps under-resourced city youth access summer employment in Pittsfield.

To date, there are more than 20 Pittsfield employers available to be matched with youth for the program, which will run from July 18 to Aug. 26.

Participating youth must be 16-21 years old and residents of Pittsfield. Other eligibility requirements include proof of income level, proof of identification (photo ID, social security card, birth certificate if under 18), work permit, physical, and letter of recommendation.

Although there is an extensive application process for youth to apply to the program, those who are accepted are guaranteed employment, working 25 hours a week. Youth will be paid $10 an hour, and will start work readiness training on July 11.

For information, contact Kelly Groves at or 413-499-2220, Ext. 145.