AT RAILROAD STREET, YOUTH TAKE THE LEAD. They explore their full potential and become equipped to meet the challenging transition to adulthood. RSYP’s professional staff expertly pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.

To help keep our community healthy, RSYP DROP-IN is open by appointment only.


We are here for you(th), our programs are happening online. Check here for weekly program updates!


The Youth Operational Board is still on pause for now but don’t worry we will come back! If you are interested in joining our meetings either youth only, inter-generational or both contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required or email hidden; JavaScript is required. We are working on outreach, and facilitation skills so we can lead smoothly and efficiently! Please look out for an update with us through our yob minutes and contact the folks above to be added, all we need is your email.


Mentoring is currently recruiting for our 1-on-1 mentoring program. Click here to apply today or reach out to Mica for more information at email hidden; JavaScript is required


Queer and Questioning youth club is using zoom for all of our meetings, and we welcome you to join us! Ages 14-25, who live near or in the southern Berkshires. We meet weekly to check in with each other, and hear some RSYP/community updates. Coming up soon is a LGBTQ movie night! Please reach out to Regina for more information at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 413-717-1098.


We are currently working on getting apprenticeships up and running online. More information to come soon! Please reach out to Nancy with any questions regarding the Apprenticeship program at email hidden; JavaScript is required

And as always, feel free to contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required with questions you may have.



-The RSYP team



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Railroad Street Youth Student Empowerment program offers juniors and seniors in high school a chance to learn about how to prepare for life after high school. This group goes over themes like how to balance your life, goal setting, finances, FAFSA, and more! Sign up today!