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 social support group focused on connection & community for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 14-21 in Franklin & Hampshire Counties. We are currently meeting virtually and are moving into a hybrid model in the near future. Our weekly workshops are on Tuesdays from 4-6, and on Mondays from 4:30-6:30 and on Thursdays from 2-4 we have peer support and community connection sessions. Contact email@example.com for more information. Gen Q Middle School hosts a peer support group for middle-school aged LGBTQIA+ youth and meets virtually on Mondays from 3-4:15. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Shout Out! is a program for youth to gain leadership and activism skills as they make a change in their schools and community. This is a youth-led, weekly group for ages 14-21. Participants will receive stipends for their involvement. Meeting schedule TBA for the fall. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Youth Action Board (YAB) meets weekly to combat youth & young adult homelessness. Participants must be ages 14-24 and live in Hampshire, Franklin (or North Quabbin), or Berkshire counties, and many members have lived experience of homelessness. YAB meets virtually on Thursdays from 4-6, and participants earn $30 per meeting with additional paid opportunities each month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Youth Access Partnership (YAP), 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 LGBTQIA+ youth, youth of the global majority, 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. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Youth Partnership for Social Change & Healing Justice is building on YAP's work to increase access to community resources. An aspect of this partnership includes the development of a youth-led Youth Council to build skills and processes around healing justice and enact social change.
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
155 Pleasant St., Unit #1 (Northampton)
CR&A Information and Referral: (413) 582-4237
CR&A Fax: (413) 582-4248
Healthy Families: (413) 387-1270
Fuel Assistance: (413) 774-2310
VITA Free Tax Assistance: (413) 376-1136
Main Office Fax, Franklin County: (413) 773-3834
Main Office: (413) 774-2318
155 Pleasant St.
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