Register now for fall 2021 nbCC Youth Programs: The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is designed to give young people an opportunity to learn about themselves, build on skills that they possess, and find ways to impact their communities. This program is an opportunity for people ages 14-19. Download a YLP PDF flyer. The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) is designed as a way for young people to explore and build their skills. This program is for students in grades 6-8. Download a YEP PDF flyer. The Teen Writing Workshop (TWW) lets participants write for the sake of writing, share their work with the group, and offers the opportunity for them to share their work at public reading events and in a printed literary journal. Download a TWW PDF flyer. All three programs meet weekly and begin in October. Call us at 413-663-7588 for more information, or fill out this application online.
24/7 Dads, Thursdays starting October 5, 10:00am-12:00pm: Fathers are often thought of as the “invisible parent.” The 24/7 Dads Program is a 10-week course designed specifically for fathers and is intended to help fathers gain the skills and confidence to be the best fathers they can be for their children. To learn more or to sign up, contact Stephanie Puc at 413-663-7588 or spuc@nbccoalition.org.
Parenting Journey, Tuesdays, September 14-October 26, 9:30-11:30am, UNO Community Center, 157 River St., North Adams: The mission of Parenting Journey is to create safer, more resilient families by supporting them in developing their inner strengths, life skills, and network of resources they need to succeed, with an emphasis on the parent as a person rather than on the child. This program takes a positive approach to self-reflection for parents or caregivers from all backgrounds who have experienced violence or childhood trauma, are in recovery, are working to regain custody of their children, and more. To learn more or to sign up, contact Stephanie Puc at 413-663-7588 or spuc@nbccoalition.org.
Parent Support Group, First & Third Mondays, Family Learning Center at nbCC, 61 Main St., North Adams: The mission of this group is to create a space where parents can feel connected to a community of peers, to share interests, experiences, and challenges in childrearing. You can vent your frustrations or celebrate your successes in a judgement-free, confidential space. Held on the first and third Mondays of every month. To learn more or to sign up, contact Stephanie Puc at 413-663-7588 or spuc@nbccoalition.org.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month, from 4:00-6:00pm, nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main St., North Adams: The next meeting is Tuesday, October 5. Many grandparents find themselves in the position of raising their grandchildren. While this journey can of course be extremely rewarding, there are challenges that present themselves in doing so. This is a group for grandparents who are actively parenting their grandchildren, giving them a safe and confidential space to share similar experiences with other grandparents. Light meals and childcare provided, but you must register beforehand. Unvaccinated children, and those under age 12, must wear masks. For more information or to register, call 413-663-7588 or email dsenecal@nbccoalition.org.
***NOTE NEW BRCC HOURS:***
BRCC Coffee Hour and Activities at Terra Nova (85 Main Street, North Adams) happen on Wednesdays, from 10:00am-2:00pm! There will also be weekly BRCC community meetings at this time. ALL are welcome. Note: Some Wednesday activities may be offsite, please call nbCC for the most up-to-date schedule.
BRCC All-Recovery phone-in/Zoom meetings in collaboration with Young People in Recovery on Mondays, 1:30pm-2:30pm.
The information for logging in follows:
ZOOM Link: Visit https://bit.ly/BRCCfall21
Or call 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 859 1443 5166
One-tap mobile:
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If you have any questions about this meeting or other recovery resources available during these challenging days, please contact us at 413-663-7588 or lrosa@nbccoalition.org.
The nbCC Bike Collective is open Mondays from 3:30-5:30pm, located at The Armory, 206 Ashland St., North Adams. Look for the garage in the back; we will be outside weather permitting. If you are in need of a bike, we have bikes to sell or that can be earned. If you are looking to fix, maintain or tune your bike, we can help with that too. We will also accept bike donations. All residents from Northern Berkshire are welcome! Please call 413-663-7588 if you have any questions.