CIP Berkshire Lee, Massachusetts

Antonio Riello

Tony has been working with teenagers and young adults since 2005. He has experience as a high school business teacher and in an alternative education classroom. Following his role as a teacher Tony transitioned into residential programming. He was an Assistant Program Supervisor in a behavioral treatment residence serving adolescents and teenagers. While in this role he aided students in behavioral improvements through structured programming and developing de-escalation tools.

Tony then moved into a community role working with teens, young adults, and their families in the juvenile justice system as a Youth Service Coordinator. In this role he assisted clients and families in utilizing services available in their communities. This would often entail therapeutic services, pro-social activities, family enrichment, job placements, and education planning. Tony was a member of various social service committees throughout Berkshire County while serving this population.

As a Student Advisor at CIP, Tony helps students develop and reach their goals. Tony works with students setting weekly goals that connect to their long term ambitions. He does this by helping students learn to advocate for themselves and develop self-awareness. Tony enjoys guiding students through the challenges of learning how to budget personal finances as a young adult. His favorite aspect of advising is helping students reflect on their own growth while at CIP. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

When Tony is not advising CIP students he enjoys exploring the many hiking trails of Berkshire County with his fiance Nancy and their basset hound Polly. He’s also an avid traveler with a particular fondness of Iceland. Having been a donor himself in 2021, Tony is also an advocate for living organ donation.

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