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Berkshire United Way funds LifeSchool at the Crosby Elementary School in Pittsfield, MA

The CPC LifeSchool team will join Principal Aaron Dean and Crosby teachers as an integral part of the school’s new initiative to address the challenges facing this once first-rate community school. Changes in the demographic make-up of the student body, where a significant percentage of students suffer the multiple consequences of poverty, have led to poor test scores and a state mandated “turn-around plan” to support teachers and students with a customized plan.

The Crosby School has been designated CPC’s first “Peaceful School” where the entire community will have access to the resources provided by the LifeSchool Program. We will provide teachers and staff, students and their families with a science-based curriculum in mind-body modalities that enhance self-awareness, self-expression and self-regulation. This skill set provides the foundation where academic learning is possible.