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July 2014
End of the After School program &
Final Find Yourself Friday event!

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this year's 10 month after school program a success! 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 over 80 youth attending our final "Find Yourself Friday" Youth event of the school year, on Friday, June 13th, from 2:15-6 PM! The event was free admission with snacks and drinks for sale! The event included music, a jumpy & dunk tank! New this year: MYC Seaver Scholarship presentation, sports competitions, and a talent hour! We would like to thank everyone that helped make the last event such a success: Little Gym of Medway, Terri Michaelson, Peggy Berube, John Dulude, Sandra Caproni, Kristen Kibbee, Christine Daddario, Jason Jung, Dan Seaver, Debbie Seaver, the Meadows Family, and all the JAG and MYC staff & volunteers! Click here for some pictures! 


We hope you all have a safe and happy summer! We look forward to seeing everyone next school year! 

 MYC Summer Camp!


Milford Youth Center Summer Camp starts today but we are still accepting registrations (weeks are filling up fast)! Activities include weekly field trips and fun in-town activities! Some trips include Canobie Lake Park, Ice-skating, Pinz Entertainment, Water Wizz, Captain John Whale Watching, Boston Trip (Senate House Tour, etc.), and Onset Beach! In-town ctivities include Fino Pool, the Town Park, and activities at the Center!


Camp runs from 8 am-4 pm for $135 per week or $40 per day. There is an extended day option from 4-5 pm for an extra $10 per day.  All 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


For more information:

                  MYC Thanks Community for                   donations and volunteering!


We would like to mention the numerous donations we received to help us start summer camp off right: An air hockey table from Sean Quirk of Milford, arts & crafts supplies from Alicia Dumas, a car racing table from the Leavy family of Hopedale, books from the Kibbee family, water from Hayes family, and office supplies from the Milford National Bank employees! Thank you everyone for your generosity! 


We would also like to thank Afonso Real Estate for donating multiple pieces of furniture to the Youth Center! Finally, we would like to thank YOU Inc. EFE of Whitinsville for coming to the Center for an afternoon and helped Youth Center staff with cleaning! 


Also, check out an interview about the MYC on "30 Minutes with the Town Crier." The interview starts at minute 13! Thanks for inviting us on Milford TV and Kevin Rudden!

 Milford National Bank and its Charitable Foundation Supports MYC Summer Camp!


The Milford Youth Center would like to thank the Milford National Bank and its Charitable Foundation for its generous donation of $1,100 towards the Center's Summer Camp program! It's due to the generosity of local groups, individuals, and companies, like The Milford National Bank, that we are able to continue to offer free after school programming, an affordable summer camp, and provide a safe and fun environment for the youth of Milford!


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! Please contact us if you would like to participate!

 Thank you JAG Youth Council!


The Milford Youth Center would like to thank the JAG Youth Council for all their hard work and commitment to helping the Center and the community this year! To show our appreciation, the JAG Youth Council celebrated their end of the year party at the Center and had a dinner at Sorrento's!


The JAG Youth Council is a group of young Milford Youth Center members, in the town of Milford, that are striving to make a difference in the community by facilitating different youth community events and taking part in volunteer opportunities. We will be recruiting and starting up again in September!

Help the Youth Center
Basketball Tournament! 

Jay Resto, owner of Jay's Classic Barbershop in Milford, will be hosting the 1st Annual "Help the Youth Basketball Tournament". The event will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm at the Milford Town Park.  The Tournament will be a 5 on 5 Basketball game (Milford Classic Barbers vs. Customers)! There will be food, a DJ, and raffle giveaways!

Jay would like to thank the businesses that have helped donate to this event: Mota Construction, Sabor Latino, Rosa's Villa, Great Taste, and Doyle Siding & Window Co. Tim Snow will will also be in attendance and doing face paintings and cartoon portraits! If any other local businesses would like to sponsor this event, please contact Jay Resto at 508-840-8776.  By giving to this event you will be supporting the Milford Youth Center and helping provide assistance to those in our community. Specifically, your donation will help sponsor a family in need of assistance to attend the MYC Summer Camp program. The Milford Youth Center offers an eight week, affordable summer camp every year. Activities include weekly field trips and fun in-town activities. As a sponsor your name will be placed on the Milford local newspapers and banners that publicize the event. As well as announced verbally at the event itself.Click here for Milford Patch article. 

Summer Break for JAG 

The adult  JAG Coalition will take a hiatus over the summer and return to meetings on Wednesday, September 10th! Subcommittees will meet over the summer. We would like to thank everyone for a great year and wish everyone a great summer! Also, check out this article on a recent e-cigarette hearing. 


The Juvenile Advocacy Group (JAG) provides an opportunity for youth, parents, community agencies, schools, state and local institutions, volunteers and our faith communities to network, coordinate services, identify and respond to emerging needs in the Greater Milford community. Through youth-adult collaboration JAG seeks to engage all sectors in the Greater Milford Area to promote healthy development for youth and families by reducing substance use, lowering risk factors and strengthening protective factors. For more information, contact Amy Leone

Teachers Driving Academy
 2013-2014 Classes!

2014 classroom schedule for the Milford TDA is available here. You can find more information and the registration form when you click on the link! 


The Milford Youth Center is pleased to partner with the Teachers Driving Academy to offer students a great program, at a reasonable price, with the added convenience of taking classes right at school! Every registration fee is made out the Milford Youth Center as a donation from TDA. We are very grateful for this collaboration and support!     

Try out Pilates Mat!

What to expect at Pilates Mat class? You will learn the fundamentals of Pilates movement techniques. This class is adaptable to any fitness level, with many modifications if needed. This practice will help tone, increase flexibility, and gain better posture, efficient movement and the mind/body connection. You will leave each class feeling relaxed and stress free. For more info on times, location, and cost, click here  

ZUMBA at the Youth Center offered now   on THREE nights!

The Milford Youth Center offers Zumba Fitness (r), the most fun and effective workout, ever! 


Zumba is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-9 PM! New this month will be Thursday classes from 7-8 PM! There is a $5 drop in fee and there is no registration required. Just walk in and party your self into shape with instructor Marilia Bonorino

Wayside Youth & Family Programs
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network in Waltham will be offering Parent Support Groups in July:
  • Monday July 7th @ 10:30 am - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday July 17th @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Monday July 21st @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

For more info, Kelley Daron at (781) 891-0555, Ext 58 or email

Milford Family & Community Network
Milford Family & Community Network (MFCN) serves families with children birth to 8 years of age who live in Milford and surrounding towns, and is a free and universal 
program. It strives to provide
comprehensive early childhood
programs and services of high quality, providing a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive 
development of young children. It also encourages a partnership with parents in bringing awareness to them that they are their child's most influential teacher. For more information and their July-August newsletter, click here
Enjoy Summer....OUTSIDE!
This summer, make a commitment to yourself and your family to put aside technology and enjoy nature! Research has shown that a connection with nature lowers the blood pressure, decreases stress levels, and just makes us feel better. Don't just take a picture of a flower...... smell it, feel it on your skin, plant them. Being with nature can provide us a sense of connection, provide us a sense of "order" within chaos, even a sense of peace. For some inspiring places, suggested by Integrated Psychotherapy, click here!


Looking for fun things to do on Fridays! Check out the summer schedule for Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays!

There are over 67 museums and cultural venues that are open for free on Fridays...all summer! Click here for the full schedule! 




    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
July 7, 2014
In This Issue
MYC After School program
MYC Summer Camp
MYC Donations
MYC Summer Camp donation
JAG Youth Council
Help the Youth Center Basketball Tournament
Pilates Mat
Zumba at the MYC
Wayside Youth & Family Programs
Milford Family & Community Network
Integrated Psychology
Free Fun Fridays

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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.