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…

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…

ACT’s Take Care Project in the Bennington Banner

Gender neutral clothing and hygiene products on Main St. BENNINGTON — Main Street has always been a place for teens to gather. Now, thanks to Threads, downtown Bennington is also a safe haven for any teen who needs extra support.…

ACT Seeks Nominations for Youth Appreciation Awards

Local educators and youth program managers are encouraged to nominate a young person they work with for the 2022 Youth Appreciation Awards offered by Alliance for Community Transformations (ACT). The Youth Appreciation Awards recognize Bennington youth for their leadership, kindness,…