Railroad Street Youth Project has received $95,000 in grants from Berkshire United Way for July 2013 to June 2014.

RSYP is a community-based non-profit dedicated to empowering young people by supporting youth-generated projects that promote responsibility, self-worth and intergenerational respect and communication.

The funding will be used for the delivery and expansion of the programs RSYP provides to meet the unmet needs of youth ages 14-25 residing in South Berkshire County.

RSYP was awarded $30,000 for its Youth Leadership and Drop-in Center programming, $25,000 for a Sexual Health Initiative with Berkshire Hills Regional School District and Multicultural BRIDGE, $20,000 for the Railroad Street Apprenticeship Program, and $20,000 for an expansion of its Mentoring Program.

Information: RSYP Executive Director Ananda Timpane at (413) 528-2475.


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