APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENT TOWN MEETINGS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED! The Berkshire Compact organizes a series of student town meetings each year for high school students. The program is modeled after WAMC's town meetings on public radio in New York state. The meetings provide a structured process for your people to analyze and discuss social and political issues with specialists in the community. The town meetings are recorded and shown on local public television stations.
Applications for student town meetings are accepted throughout the year. For more information contact Mary Nash, Berkshire Compact project coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Town Meetings
Wahconah Regional High School student town meeting on What is America's Role in the Arab World?, May 16, 2012
Monument Mountain High School student town meeting on What Should Students be Learning In High School?, January 25, 2011
McCann Technical School student town meeting on The Collection and Use of DNA Evidence in the Investigation of a Crime, March 24, 2011
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter School student town meeting on The American Dream, April 30, 2010
Lenox Memorial High School student town meeting on Health Care Reform, May 7, 2010
Drury High School student town meeting on Capital Punishment, February 11, 2010
Taconic High School student town meeting on Alternative Energy Sources, May 1, 2009
Unity Program student town meeting on Pressures on Youth, conducted, April 28, 2009