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July 2015
 MYC Summer Camp Starts July 6th! 


Milford Youth Center Summer Camps spots are filling up fast! Due to the renovation of the Armory, the camp will be held at the temporary location, at 27 Congress St. We will be only providing a camp for the month of July and with a limited number of spots! 


Activities include weekly field trips and fun in-town activities! Some trips include Canobie Lake Park, Water Wizz, Pinz Entertainment, and SkyZone! In-town activities include Fino Pool, the Town Park, and activities at the Center!


Camp will start Monday, July 6th. Camp will run from 8 am-4 pm for $135 per week. There is an extended day option from 4-5 pm for an extra $10 per day. There is a $50 deposit to secure the week you would like and all final payments are due the Monday of the camp week attending. Applications need to be returned to Youth Center as soon as possible in order to reserve a spot! For registration form, click here. For weekly schedule here.


If there are any local businesses or organizations that would like to sponsor a camper this summer please contact the Center! Every year we receive donations that help make camp available for local youth in need.  It is possible to sponsor an individual camper or a family!

 MYC After School
End of the Year Party!


We would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this school year's after school program a success, especially due to the transition to the temporary location! We would like to thank all our national honor society students and other volunteers (especially Christine Daddario, Peggy Berube, Nancy Milani, and John Dulude)! 

We ended the after school program with a party, that included music, a jumpy & slip n'slide! We also presented Courtney Fisher and Injae Jung with their MYC Seaver Scholarships! We would like to thank everyone that helped make the last event such a success:Peggy Berube, Sandra Caproni, Jenny Medina, and Pedro & Jidalis Gonzalez! Click here for some pictures!

We hope you all have a safe and happy summer! We look forward to seeing everyone next school year, back in the newly renovated Armory!!! 

 3rd Annual MYC Seaver Scholarship Awarded!


Congratulations to Courtney Fisher and Ingae Jung for being awarded the Milford Youth Center Seaver Scholarship at this year's Senior Awards night! This is the third year of the award and we hope to continue to offer it for years to come. Both Courtney and Injae joined us at our end of the year party to accept their award!  


This scholarship was created, in honor and in memory of, our former Chairman Paul Seaver. The scholarship was created thanks to a United Way Youth Venture Grant and is sustained through fundraisers (Thank you Seaver Family & HOOP CREW LLC)!

RICOH USA Awards Youth Center $3,000!


We would like to thank Ricoh USA for awarding the Youth Center with a $3,000 check last week! Scott Anderson, of RICOH USA, in Milford submitted an application for their "Community Caring Award" for the work they did with with the Center last November, with their Corporate Diversity Team! Over 15 volunteers from Ricoh USA of Milford helped build a shed, landscape, and paint pieces of our Santa Parade float and skate park! This award provides employees with the opportunity to submit applications to request Foundation support for eligible charities or charity events in which a group of employees are involved, such as a charity walk or event. Thank you for this generous award and for the amazing support of your staff!!! Click here for more photos. 

Amy Leone Recognized as Unsung Heroine

We would like to congratulate Amy Leone, for being honored on June 17th at the State House, as a 2015 Unsung Heroine! Amy was nominated by Rep. John Fernandes, for her years of dedication to the community through her work as a mental health counselor and her numerous efforts to support youth and substance abuse services. 


The Youth Center has worked closely with Amy over the last few years and we are all very proud of this amazing accomplishment! 


For more information on this award, click here

 MYC thanks Community for SUPPORT! 


We would like to thank everyone who has reached out to us over the last couple weeks about the unfortunate incident of our PlayStation 4 being stolen. We are happy to announce that through the amazing generosity of the community the Center will now have two systems and multiple games! We would like to specifically thank Norman White, owner of Advanced Restaurant Equipment, David Breen, owner of PiNZ Entertainment, and the Milford Permanent Firefighters Association and Milford Police Association for their donations! For Milford Daily News articles, click here and here

 Eagle Project made for the Center! 


We would like to thank Eric Buckenmaier for selecting the Youth Center for his Eagle Scout Project! We are very excited to use the amazing kiosk in the newly renovated Youth Center! 


Check out why Eric choose the Center for his project: "I chose to do my Eagle project for the MYC for numerous reasons. The main inspiration I had to want to do something for the Youth Center was from my own memories of hanging around and having fun there. All throughout 5th-8th grade, every now and then, I would make my way down there to go to the youth center.  Whether it was playing basketball or just hanging around with friends it was always fun, and convenient because of how close it is to the schools.  With that all in mind I knew it was a prime place to look into doing a project.  Especially because I knew with it being such a hot spot for kids of all ages that no matter what it was I would do it would be utilized and be beneficial to so many.  Mr. De Jesus led me around and began going down the long list of things that were needed.  I decided to go with the kiosk idea because I understood how it could have multiple purposes, and aid in countless different ways.  From there all that was left was to build it, which took a few months, but in the end the time was worth it and the  finished product looked great.  I look forward to seeing it complement the soon to be fully renewed Youth Center in the coming months, and enjoyed getting to contribute to such an important place." 

 Youth Update on the Renovation! 


We would like to thank Jack Lorusso, from R.A.C. Builders, Inc. for allowing our JAG Youth Council members to go into the armory last month to interview him about the renovation! Thank you also to Milford TV for the training and equipment! Finally thank you to Christine Daddario for volunteering your time to help drive kids! Click here for a video of the tour and interview! 

 Only a few bricks are left!!!


Would you like to take part in an opportunity to leave a lasting mark in front of the newly renovated Milford Youth Center, anticipated to be completed in October of 2015!?


We only have a few, of the 48 bricks available to be sponsored, which will be located on the walkway as you enter the building. If you are interested in purchasing a brick, we are selling them for $125.00 each. Each brick measures, 4" x 8", with three lines and 18 characters per line allowed to be engraved! 


Click here for form - they are going fast and they are first come, first serve! 

Teachers Driving Academy
 2015 Classes - July & August Sessions!

We are accepting registrations for Teacher's Driving Academy for the 2015 school year! The Milford Youth Center is pleased to partner with Teachers Driving Academy to offer students a great program, at a reasonable price, with added convenience of taking classes right at school! For more information, click hereEvery registration fee is made out the Milford Youth Center as a donation from the TDA. We are very grateful for this collaboration and support!     

            Summer Programs at              The Whole Child

The Whole Child, Integrated Therapeutic Wellness Center, is designed to be a community resource for children ages 3-12 and their families. Our mission is to promote an understanding of child development, to educate and empower parents so as to be effective advocates for their children, and provide high quality therapies and services designed to target development goals for children in multiple domains. 


This summer, The Whole Child will offer a variety of Summer Camps and programs! Some of these programs include: Team Spirit, Compassionate physicial Education Class, Team Problem Solving Adventure, Nature Walk, Ball Skills, and Learn to Ride Your Bike! 


Register for programs at:

Boy's Club!

This program will be limited to a small number of boys in groups of ages 5-7 and 8-10. We will learn and practice both social thinking skills and regulation strategies. 


Boys with difficulties in the social/emotional domain and with regulating their energy would benefit from this small group program. The special educator teaching this program will incorporate social thinking and zones of regulation curriculum. The group will have access to our sensory Arena at The Whole Child, Integrated Wellness Center during the program. 


If you are interested, please email, with the subject: Boy's Club. 

How to Thrive in the Hive

This program is a workshop for pre-teen and teenage girls. Girls will explore the roles they may identify within the structure of social cliques. Striking analogies are discussed between girl groups and the social structure of a beehive. Participation in this group will help girls understand how to "thrive in the hive." The group will provide a safe place for the girls to discuss the climate of their friendships while fostering the development of stronger social of healthy and unhealthy, and the building strategies to improve their relationships. Participants will leave empowered to create change! 


If you are interested, please email or visit

Summer Yoga at Ahimsa Yoga! 

New classes will be offered at Ahimsa Yoga this summer!


Moderate Yoga Flow:

When: Tuesdays

Time: 7:30-8:45 AM 


Mindful Teen Flow Yoga 

When: Tuesdays

Time: 9:30-10:45 AM


Gentle Yoga Flow:

When: Wednesday

                                                     Time:  7:00-8:15 PM

Athletic Power Flow:

When: Thursday

Time:  5:30-6:30 AM


Classes are listed on website here. If you have any questions, call 508-284-1638.



    The MYC and JAG Monthly Newsletter will be e-mailed at the beginning of every month. If you would like to have something placed in the newsletter please e-mail Jen Ward, at
June 29, 2015
In This Issue
MYC Summer Camp
MYC End of the Year Party
MYC Seaver Scholarship
RICOH USA Awards Youth Center
Unsung Heroine
MYC thanks Community for Donations
Eagle Scout Project
Youth Update on the Renovation
MYC Brick Fundraiser
The Whole Child- Summer Programs
Boy's Club
How to Thrive in the Hive.
Summer Yoga

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Juvenile Advocacy Group (JAG) mission is to work with its community partners to bring resources together to prevent substance abuse and address other emerging needs in the community. The Massachusetts communities included in JAG's service area are the towns of Milford, Bellingham and Hopedale. Through JAG's programs and services youth and their families are able to gain the information and resources to help live and lead healthier lives.  For more information, click here.

Milford Youth Center (MYC) mission is to provide a safe environment that promotes self esteem, builds character, and fosters the notion of community and the importance of respecting and serving others. For more information, click here.

The MYC & JAG work together to provide resources and opportunities for youth to make healthy decisions. The MYC & JAG have worked to provide local youth with the necessary activities and events that help them develop physically, mentally, socially and emotionally through their childhood years. By providing Milford youth with these types of programs and a safe environment during the after school hours and during our monthly events, we hope to address adolescent risk factors as well as promoting the partnership among community members to ensure a comprehensive vision and plan for the health of the youth in the town of Milford.