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MYC & JAG
March 2017
Newsletter
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7th Annual MYC St. Pat's Fundraiser!

Mark your calendars!!! The Milford Youth Center will host its seventh annual St. Pat's Fundraiser on Saturday, March 18, 2017! Please consider joining us for our first fundraiser at the newly renovated Youth Center! It's due to the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals 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!

The fundraiser will be held at the Youth Center, 24 Pearl St., from 7 pm-midnight. The event will have a cash bar, music, community awards, and appetizers! Tickets will be available starting TODAY, February 6, 2017 at the Youth Center. Tickets will be $20 each in advance or $25 at the door of the event! 
Fundraiser Raffle Prizes & Donation
Thank you!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the following individuals and/or businesses who have donated raffle prizes for our upcoming MYC St. Pat's March Fundraiser:
  • Mike Gentile of Walsh Brothers, Inc. for securing 4 Red Sox tickets in their luxury box;
     
  • Bon Tempo family for donating bottles of wine;
  • E-Z Way Car Wash for donating car wash coupons;
  • Platinum Physical Therapy - Milford for donating pass coupons;
  • Golds Gym Milford for a 2 month membership and 2 personal training sessions ($199 value);
  • BJ's Wholesale Club of Franklin for donating $25 gift card;
  • Signs Plus of Milford for updating our fundraiser signs
  • Thank you Myfm 101.3 for having us the radio to promote the fundraiser! Click here to see us on Facebook Live! 
  • Thank you to you our Board members, volunteers and after school members who helped us stuff and address envelops to send out to the community;
  • Monetary donations from: Trinity Episcopal Church, Claro Family;
  • Thank you to everyone who has already purchased tickets!
We are also looking for additional raffle prizes and donations. Please contact the Center at 508-473-1756 or email hereif your business or company would like to make a donation!
MYC After School Program Updates!

Welcome to the month of March for our free After School program! All participants must be a Milford resident and/or attend Milford Schools, to fill out a registration form to be a member (8-18 yr olds).

The gymnasium, game room and lounge are open daily. The structured programs for the month of March are: MYC March Madness Tourney, Weight Room: (for HS students), High Altitude Jump Rope: A Jump Rope Demo/Competition Team, Model Plane Flying, Meditation, Nutrition, Arts & Crafts, Career/College Guidance (We will offer extended guidance counseling for teens who want help with their FAFSA, college application, resumes, and job applications), Makeup class (BVT cosmetology department students will come to teach a class on how to appropriately apply makeup. Makeup will be provided), Pokemon Club (Members will be able to play with their personal Pokemon cards while being supervised), Sewing, JAG Youth Council, and Futsal Soccer (for day/times, click here for full calendar!

A ll participant s must be a Milford resident and/or attend Milford Schools, to fill out a   registration form   to be a member. Once this form is returned to the Center, the member will be provided with a key tag and ID number. This will be how the Youth Center staff will track attendance. Therefore, all members are required to bring in their key tag in order to enter the facility. If key tag is lost, the Center will charge $1.00 for replacement  . You can find out all up-to-date info at our website.  

Thank you Stacy Middle School and Woodland Elementary for allowing us to come in to do outreach!
  Thank you from the MYC!

The Youth Center would like to extend a very appreciative thank you to the following people who donated items this month to the Center:
  • The Milford Highway Dept. for helping Youth Center staff today with picking up fitness equipment! We would also like to thank Imperial Cars for lending us a truck and Athletic Based Training of Holliston for giving us a great deal on the equipment!
  • Milford Youth Softball and especially Paul Bonvino, Mike Bonina and Paul Pellegrini for donating a new floor machine to the Milford Youth Center! This will help maintain our beautiful new gymnasium floor for years to come! Thank you Milford girl's softball league for always looking for ways to support our program!
  • Milford Police Department for donating their old projector and screen!
  • Our amazing volunteers: John and Darlene Dulude, Diane Conino, Alison Caruso
The Youth Center relies on donations to hep sustain our programs! Please contact the Center if you would like to donate! 
MYC Makes Valentine's for the Senior Center!
Our Social Capital Inc. AmeriCorps member Victoria and the JAG Youth Council put together about 100 Valentine's Day treat bags to donate to the Senior Center for their Valentine's Day Tea Party! 

The Youth Council made little Valentine's cards and put them into baggies with some candy!  
Thank you Milford Fire Department!
Thank you to the Milford Fire Department for allowing us to come over with one of our After School members who aspires to become a fireman! Three Milford Firefighters sat down with our member to give him advice and allowed him to ask questions on the steps of becoming a firefighter as part of our new Career/College Guidance program. 

Every Tuesday @ 4:30 PM, we will offer extended guidance counseling for teens who want help with their FAFSA, college application, resumes, and job applications (must be registered After School members to sign up)!

MYC Walking Available!
The Milford Youth Center will continue this month to be open from 9 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings for Milford residents to use the gym for walking! 

For March the Center will be open during these hours on the following dates (we have coffee too!):

 

  • March 2nd
  • March 7th & March 9th
  • March 14th & March 16th
  • March 21st & March 23rd
  • March 28th & March 30th

 

Adult Open Gym continues into March!
  • The Milford Youth Center will continue to be open for adult open gym for the first three Wednesdays for the month of March! Open gym will be every Wednesday night:
     
    • 3/1/17: 8:30-10:30 PM (note time change due to scheduling conflict)
    • 3/8/17: 8-10 PM
    • 3/15/17: 8-10 PM
We will announce future dates at a later time. This is only open to adults (18+).   All participants will be charged a $4 entry fee to participate each week.  Depending on the turnout, we will consider continuing open gym for additional months.  If you have any questions, please contact the MYC at 508-473-1756. 
Teachers Driving Academy
 2017 Classes!

We are accepting registrations for Teacher's Driving Academy for the 2017 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 to "The Town of Milford- Milford Youth Center" as a donation from the TDA. Please mail form to the Youth Center address at 24 Pearl St.  We are very grateful for this collaboration and support!     

Rentals Available at MYC!
Now that we have our beautiful renovations, we would love to share them with the community!  The Milford Youth Center is available for rental purposes. The rooms we have available to rent as of right now are the gymnasium and/or stage area, conference room and batting cages. We do require an application to be filled out 3 weeks prior to your event and must comply with our rules and regulations. All information required must be submitted prior to the approval of your request. Please contact, Assistant Director Katie Covell here or at 508-473-1756 for more information. All booking for rentals are by appointment only!
Rooms and Items still available to
Adopt at MYC!

Interested in becoming a donor?
Y our business, organization or family can adopt a room and/or item and a plaque will placed for all donors!


1. Bronze - $100.00 (Ex. Arts & Crafts Storage/Supplies, Chairs (stacks of 10), Folding Tables (sets of 5)

2. Silver - $250.00 (Ex. Cork Bulletin Board with door (lock and key), Flat screen TV, Office desks)

3. Gold - $500.00 (Ex. Lounge Chairs, Kitchen Tables and Chairs)

4. Platinum - $1,000.00 (Adopt a room/space: Main office, Arts & Crafts Room, Movie/media room, Game Room)

Thank you all again and click  here for more information and  here for a form to participate! 
Business AD Space Available to Support the Milford Youth Center!

 
How it works: When members enter the Center, they'll see your ad on the check-in screen. They'll touch the screen in order to check-in for their activities each day. After completing the check-in process, your ad will be shown again as part of a 'thank you' screen. Your ad will show itself all day like a digital billboard.

Price: $1000 per year or $1800 for 2 years. Your ad will rotate every 10 seconds. The Milford Youth Center typically operate from 10:00am - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday, and various hours on the weekends for rentals. Contact milfordyouthcenter@comcast.net or 508-473-1756 for details and specific pricing.

Screen size and presence: 23" wide aspect touchscreen mounted or located on front-desk

Artwork dimensions/format: 23" Wide Aspect screen (2:1 ratio) with diagonal of 23", which translates to a height of 10" and width of 20.00". Highest resolution possible (300 DPI or greater) and EPS/vector or any image format.

Reporting: At the end of each month, you'll receive a report showing the number of impressions and unique viewers. You'll also receive information regarding the gender and age of people who viewed your advertisement.
Why: All proceeds go directly towards Youth Center programming and supplies, allowing the Center to remain a free program to all the youth of Milford. Your business will be able to support this cause, while also promoting your company!

Please find attached the current listing of meals offered in the Milford
area throughout the month.  

There are free meal options in Milford and all are welcome! Meals are available almost everyday of the week!  For different locations for different days, please click  here

 

    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.

March 6, 2017
In This Issue
7th Annual MYC St. Pat's Fundraiser!
Fundraiser Raffle Prizes & Donations
After School Program
Thank you for Donations
MYC Makes Valentine's for the Senior Center
hank you Milford Fire Department!
MYC Walking Available
Adult Open Gym at MYC
TDA
Rentals at MYC
Adopt a room and/or furniture
Business AD Space at MYC
Free Community Meals

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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.
Milford Youth Center:  milfordyouthcenter@comcast.net
phone: 508.473.1756
web: http://milfordyouthcenter.net/
 
Juvenile Advocacy Group: communityimpactinc@gmail.com
phone: 508.422.0242