Youth Empowerment & Engagement

Through the Youth Leadership Group, Youth Appreciation Day, Photovoice Contest, and other initiatives, ACT works to amplify youth voice and empower young people to make a difference in our community.

Youth Leadership Group

The Youth Leadership Group (YLG) is a youth coalition that focuses on peer-to-peer substance use prevention and mental health initiatives.

Bennington Youth Thrive

Bennington Youth Thrive connects youth and families with programs, activities, and resources offered by local community organizations.


YourSpace is a monthly event series for LGBTQ+ and Allied youth that centers joy, connection, and community.

Sunshine Boxes

Sunshine Boxes are free take-home kits for middle schoolers with fun and creative activities and resources for youth health and wellness.


ACT’s annual Youth Photovoice Contest challenges local youth to promote healthy choices, re-imagine public spaces, and celebrate community.

The Take Care Project

The Take Care Project is on a mission to expand youth access to free menstrual products and personal care items in the Bennington community.