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Lenox HS Graduation at Tanglewood. Will These Kids Come Home?

  
  
  

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Our sons, Colin and Tristan Rosen, graduated from high school yesterday.   Tanglewood is the venue for most of the high school graduations in the Berkshires.  Beats the school auditorium.

lenox graduationFor the graduates, standing on the stage at Tanglewood makes for an unforgettable experience.   This is a quite brilliant gesture on Tanglewood's part, in that virtually all of these kids are heading somewhere outside of the area for college.  

And why not send them off with a strong imprint of what makes the Berkshires special.

Our daughters both graduated from Lenox, and both ultimately moved back.   Many of their friends did as well.

While teenagers, very few of them appreciated what the area had to offer.   Lenox is "boring," they all would have told you.   But their exposure to classical music at Tanglewood (local teens know how to slip under the hedge and hang in the maze during concerts), theater (Shakespeare & Company produces and directs Shakespeare classics in all of the schools), and art (student art shows are held in local galleries and mansions), et al, represents the subliminal placement of seedlings.

Ultimately, as adults, they will compare their quality of life with their memories of the Berkshires.  Their biggest challenge, if they choose to move back, is finding a career.

1berkshireA new initiative, 1Berkshire, is tackling the issue.  A consolidation of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau, Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, Berkshire Creative Economy, and the Berkshire Economic Development Council, the new entity will attempt to create a fertile ground for new businesses, collaborations and relocations to the area.  I serve on the steering committee of this exciting initiative, and do so having seen the challenges my daughters and their husbands encountered seeking career employment in the Berkshires.

Our sons are heading to Florida State in Tallahasee.  Whether they come back to the area will depend on many unforseen factors, but hopefully a lack of good jobs will not keep them away.

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