Jess Sweeney, Executive Director

Jess has been working with youth for over 8 years in various capacities. She received her Youth Worker Certificate from the BEST Initiative (Boston, MA) in 2016. She is also a graduate from MCLA with a degree in Fine and Performing Arts and a concentration in Arts Management.



Alex Hicks Courant, Drop in coordinator

Alex is a writer & workshop facilitator based in Western Massachusetts. He has worked with youth groups in creative and academic settings from Lowell to North Adams, and as a student spent time in Boston and Worcester as a participant in much of the literary events and organizations that he has since worked to support. He holds a Massachusetts Teaching License, and is in an Addiction Counselor Education program now through Fall 2019.



Christina Briggs, Intern

Christina is a student at Berkshire Community College and the current Youth Board President. She focuses her work on developing programming at ROOTS and mentoring other youth.