Community Action's Youth Leadership Development and Diversity Support programs provide opportunities for development of youth leadership, organizational, and social skills through community engagement, social activities, and service learning projects.
Generation Q is a confidential educational and social support group for LGBTQ youth and their straight allies, ages 14-21. Group meets Tuesdays at 154 Federal St. in Greenfield from 4pm - 7pm and Wednesdays at 17 New South St., Suite 100, in Northampton from 4pm - 7pm. GenQ Jr. meets every 2nd Tuesday in Greenfield and every 2nd Wednesday in Northampton, and hosts a peer support group for LGBTQA+ middle-school aged youth.
Shout Out! is an inclusive and energetic after school program, empowering youth as they take on leadership roles in their schools and community. This is a youth-led, weekly group for ages 14-21. Join us in making a change in your community as you make new friends and gain new skills. Participants will receive stipends for their involvement. Food is provided. There are no eligibility requirements. Contact our office for more details. YouthVOICE provides youth with the opportunity to impact current issues through involvement in local planning committees, coalitions and advisory boards.
Pioneer Valley Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) supports youth leaders and activists to take effective action in their communities. Open to ages 14-21. Stipends are available for participants.
Be a change agent with our Young Adult Action Board, focused on youth and young-adult homelessness. Open to individuals ages 14-24. Participants are paid at each meeting. Contact us for more details.
The Youth Access Partnership, is a collaboration between the Community Health Center, CHD, and Community Action Youth Programs to increase access to quality health care for youth ages 14-24, with a focus on LGBTQ youth, youth of color, and youth with complex trauma/low income. With youth leadership, we are building partnership among the three organizations to make policy/systems changes, offer training for providers, and create new wellness programs.
Stand Up is a weekly social support group for youth of color ages 14-21. Come together and present your strength and resiliency despite living in a racist society. Group meets Mondays at the Family Center, 90 Federal St., in Greenfield from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. There are no eligibility requirements.
Youth Programs (Greenfield)
Fax: (413) 774-7565
Business Line: (413) 774-7028
154 Federal Street
17 New South Street, Suite 100 (Northampton)
17 New South Street, Suite 100
Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley
Languages Offered: Enrollment assistance available in Spanish; all programming conducted in English.
Eligibility: Programs are open to youth from Franklin and Hampshire County and the North Quabbin area, ages 14 to 21.
- Athol, Worcester County
- Petersham, Worcester County
- Phillipston, Worcester County
- Royalston, Worcester County
- Hampshire County
- Franklin County