Bethel Woods’ Project Identity Free Teen Program


Funds Will Help Support Free Teen Program Project Identity

BETHEL, NY (November 15, 2017) – On Monday, November 13, 2017, AT&T External Affairs Director Ed Bergstraesser presented a $5,000 contribution to support Project: Identity, the not-for-profit’s free teen program.

Acknowledgement of AT&T’s support kicked off the Monday Project: Identity session. The teen participants were joined by Sullivan County Legislative Chairman Luis Alvarez, Liberty Town Supervisor-Elect Brian Rourke, and Village of Liberty Deputy Mayor Rob Mir in their new space on the third floor of The Left Bank, 59 N Main Street in Liberty, NY.

As the pilot program of Bethel Woods on Main, Project: Identity takes place in downtown Liberty, so that as many teens as possible can participate while furthering the organization’s mission to inspire, educate and empower through the arts and humanities. Project: Identity was developed by Bethel Woods as a free program to help high school students build self-confidence and develop creative and problem solving skills, while becoming actively involved in their communities. Visit to learn more.

Support for Bethel Woods’ Project: Identity is part of AT&T’s legacy of supporting educational programs in New York through AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature $400 million philanthropic initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism and mentoring.

Bethel Woods' Project Identity
Photo Caption: Ed Bergstraesser, Director of External Affairs for AT&T, presented the check to teen participants of Bethel Woods’ Project: Identity program. Photo Credit: Kevin Ferguson for Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.