Berkshire County Goes to College
During the week of April 7-11, 2014, through the Berkshire County Goes to College initiative, sixth graders from all of Berkshire County's public schools visit the campuses of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), Berkshire Community College (BCC), Williams College and Bard College at Simon's Rock. By touring a campus and speaking with college students and faculty, students are encouraged to aspire toward taking all the necessary steps toward pursuing higher education. This year, approximately 1,200 students will be participating. Activities include: campus tours; demonstrations and workshops related to areas such as science, arts, and technology; meals in campus dining facilities; and dorm visits. Funding for Berkshire County Goes to College is generously provided by the Berkshire United Way.