For the second year in a row, the Berkshire District Attorney’s Youth Advisory Board got into the holiday spirit on December 18th by using their time and talent to organize an event with seniors in the community. The Mission Statement of Youth Advisory Board is to engage youth to create and support a positive social environment in our county through education, leadership, and community service. The Board is made up of representatives from high schools across Berkshire County who work with District Attorney’s staff in the Community Outreach and Education Program, assisting the Office in formulating effective educational, health, and safety outreach and prevention programs.
The Board members wanted to do something in the community that involved bringing different generations together to enjoy one another's company, so they joined forces with PineHill Assisted Living for a special holiday breakfast.
The students spent the morning with their new senior friends chatting, laughing, sharing stories and enjoying several games of holiday bingo. The visit left a lasting impression on all the participants.