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MYC & JAG
June 2015
Newsletter
 MYC After School Program
June Updates!

 

We would like to welcome you to the month of June, the last month for this school year's Milford Youth Center After School Program at the new location at 27 Congress St.  

 

The Milford Youth Center after school program is open for youth ages 8-18, free of charge, from 2-6 pm Monday through Friday (unless otherwise noted on our calendar).  Some of the programs for this final month include the JAG Youth Council, Milford TV training, Basketball Challenge, Fun at the Park, 4-Square and Movie Day Fridays!  The game room is open daily and activities will be open/held outside depending on the weather. Click  here  for our full June Calendar! We will host an End of the Year party on Friday, June 19th! The final day of the After School program will be Monday, June 22nd.  All participants must fill out a  registration form   to be a member. 
 Only 10 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 10, 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! 

 

 MYC Summer Camp Info Now Available! 

 

Milford Youth Center Summer Camp registrations are now available! 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!

 

Click  here for 2015 Summer Camp Counselor applications. Please return to the Center by June 8, 2015. Must be 16+ to apply! 

 MYC thanks Community for Donations! 

 

The Milford Youth Center would like to thank Milford Federal Savings & Loan Association and The Hoboken Citizens Club Auxiliary for donating items to the Center! The Hoboken Citizens Club Auxiliary collected and donated food and drinks for our Relay for Life team! Milford Federal Savings & Loan Association donated office supplies! Thank you both for your generosity! Due to the support of local organizations & individuals, the Youth Center is able to continue to provide for our community and its youth members! 

Teachers Driving Academy
 2015 Classes!

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!     

JAG Meeting 


The adult JAG Coalition will have its final meeting of the school year on Wed., June 3rd, at 8:45 am, at the Milford Police Station Training room. 

 

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

MYC/JAG Participate in Relay for Life!

For the thirs year in a row the JAG Youth Council and Milford Youth Center participated in the Relay for Life of Greater Milford, on Saturday, May 16th! We would like to thank everyone who has donated to our team and helped us reach our goal this of raising $4,000 for the American Cancer Society!

 

We would also like to thank The Relay for Life Committee for donating water, juice and snacks to the Youth Center after the event! We would also like to thank all our amazing youth who participated in the event, as well as our adult volunteers: Jeff LaRose, Tom Mobilia, Peggy Berube, and John Delude. Thank you to the Kidman & Mobilia Family for letting us borrow a tent! 

Yoga & Art! 

Join this program, including 45 minutes of therapeutic yoga, followed by 45 Minutes of expressive art!

 

Perfectly Imperfect (ages 8-11):

When: Thursdays: June 4,11, 18, 25

Time: 4:00- 5:30

 

Teen Yoga & Art:

When: Thursdays: June 4,11, 18, 25

Time: 6:00 - 7:15 PM

 

 

To inquire, email: thewholechildiwc@gmail.com

 

To register, click here

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

thewholechildiwc@gmail.com, with the subject: Boy's Club. 

            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: www.thewholechildiwc.com

Rotary Swim Program! 

Registration for the Milford Rotary Club's annual RED CROSS swim program will be held on Saturday June 27 from 9-noon at the Fino Field Pool. Classes will be offered at  9:30 AM or 10:30 AM .

 

The fee for the lessons will be $25.00 per child and/or maximum of  $60.00 per family. All students must be registered for Kindergarten, as of September 2015, or older.  

 

Swim classes will begin on Monday July 13th and run through Friday July 24th , at the Fino Field Pool.  More details and registration form available at www.milfordmarotary.org and on FB at Milford Ma Rotary Club.

We need to hear from you!

Milford Regional Medical Center is conducting a community health survey and wants to hear from you! As part of this effort, we are asking you, as someone who also lives in the communities listed in the survey, to give us your feedback and suggestions about health services in the region by completing a 10 minute survey by Friday, June 5th . All responses are anonymous. Your feedback is valuable since the information gathered from this survey will be used to inform future health programming.


 

Please click on the link below to take the survey.  If the link does not bring you to the opening page of the survey, copy and paste the web address into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MilfordCHASurvey

 

Thank you again for your participation, and please feel free to contact Ellen Freedman at EFREEDMAN@milreg.org if you have any questions about the survey.

 

     

    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 jward@milfordyouthcenter.net.
June 1, 2015
In This Issue
MYC After School Program Update
MYC Brick Fundraiser
MYC Summer Camp
MYC thanks Community for Donations
TDA
JAG Meeting
MYC/JAG Participate in Relay for Life
Yoga & Art
Boy's Club
The Whole Child- Summer Programs
Rotary Swim Program

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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.