Railroad Street


Railroad Street Youth Project has come a long way, and has far to go

June 3, 2022

The backstory of Great Barrington-based youth development organization Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP) may be familiar to anyone who’s been paying attention to the South County nonprofit landscape.

2022 Spring Culinary Gala - Thank You!

May 30, 2022

It was an amazing evening of festivities, food, and fundraising

RSYP is Hiring!

March 14, 2022

RSYP seeks a Development Associate!

RSYP adds three new employees

February 7, 2022

GREAT BARRINGTON — Russell Allen, Marina Dominguez and Z Estime have joined Railroad Street Youth Project as senior mentoring coordinator, outreach youth worker and South Berkshire Community Health Coalition program coordinator, respectively.

Sign up for RYSE!

January 25, 2022

The Railroad Street Youth Student Empowerment program offers young people the chance to explore their goals and potential next steps after high school.

413POC Starts January 24th!

January 24, 2022

A Space created for, by, and in complete commitment to BIPOC youth in Berkshire County.

Berkshire teens get hands-on experience with culinary apprenticeship program

November 12, 2021

EGREMONT, Mass. - Twice a month, chef Dan Smith opens his kitchen at the John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant in Egremont to a group of students as part of the Railroad Street Youth Project's culinary apprenticeship program.

Ice skating rink in Great Barrington to warm a bleaker than usual mid-winter

February 7, 2021

GREAT BARRINGTON — It went from skate park to skating rink at warp speed.

The Railroad Street Youth Project and the BLM mural that tells a story

July 27, 2020

"The mural project is yet another example of what can happen when youth voices are heard and accepted in this community." - Zufan Bazzano, 2018 Monument Mountain Regional High School graduate

Talking To Teens Video Series

October 16, 2019

The Southern Berkshire Community Health Coalition, Railroad Street Youth Project, and Multicultural BRIDGE came together to make a series of videos to help parents and teens have conversations about substance use.

Inspired by author Barbara Bonner, Railroad Street Youth Project installs a community ‘Courage Wall’

May 17, 2017

“It takes a lot of courage to be a young person today. They are growing up in a time when young people are faced daily with uncertainty in an economically, environmentally and politically precarious world.” -- Railroad Street Youth Project Executive Director Ananda Timpane

Railroad Street Youth Project: Helping teens navigate being teenagers — and beyond

May 11, 2016

Now Railroad Street Youth Project provides apprenticeships in computer coding and robotics, photography, theatre appreciation and directing, cosmetology, and culinary arts.