Celebrating Pride & Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

These days Pride may be synonymous with rainbow-saturated logos, apparel, and celebrations, but the origins of the movement began with young LGBTQ people fighting against discrimination in the Stonewall Uprising of 1969. While decades of activism has led to major…

Winners of the 2022 Youth Photovoice Contest

Congratulations to Jenna, Danni, Ruby, and Abigail, the winners of the 2022 Youth Photovoice Contest! Photovoice is an annual photography contest that challenges local youth to promote healthy choices, reimagine public spaces, and celebrate community. This year ACT partnered with…

ACT’s Alyssa Irizarry Recognized as 2022 Emerging Leader of Southern Vermont

Shires Young Professionals and Southern Vermont Young Professionals announced today that Alyssa Irizarry, Projects Coordinator at Alliance for Community Transformations (ACT), has been selected as a 2022 Emerging Leader of Southern Vermont. “It’s a joy to be recognized as an…

Celebrate Youth Appreciation Month in Bennington!

May is Youth Appreciation Month in Vermont, and each year we come together to celebrate Bennington youth for all that they contribute to the community! This year, instead of one day of fun, we're celebrating throughout the month of May…

Photovoice 2022: Brave Spaces

April at ACT means one thing: PHOTOVOICE! Our annual Youth Photovoice Contest challenges local youth to promote healthy choices, reimagine public spaces, and celebrate community. This year, we are excited to partner with Queer Connect Bennington to uplift the experiences…

Community Norms on Alcohol Consumption & Keeping Youth Safe

by Nancy Koziol, owner of couch + cork and ACT’s Business Sector Leader Vermont is known for so many things: its wild landscape ripe for outdoor recreation, lack of billboards and, unfortunately, higher rates of alcohol consumption–across all age groups–compared…