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MYC & JAG
May 2017
Newsletter
MYC After School Program Updates!

April showers are almost over; May flowers are already in bloom, and so are our programs at the MYC. As a reminder, 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) and participate in programming.

The first floor gym, game room and lounge are open for the kids to use freely every day and we have at least three structured programs daily for May, except for Fridays, where kids are given a more free flowing atmosphere, and open gym dominates the day. We will continue to run homework room, nutrition, career and college advising (where we offer extended guidance counseling for teens who want help with their FAFSA, college application, resumes, and job applications), crafts, JAG (the Juvenile Advocacy Group), Sewing, CrossFit, Trek Adventure, Bucket Drumming, Taste Exploration, and Pokémon club. New programming this month will include: woodworking, guided computer lab, and yoga. We are also still looking for models for our fashion show. Girls and boys alike are encouraged to join us. If you would like to participate and are 18 or under (we even have some two year old's), please contact us. We are always open to new ideas and search for volunteers who would like to run a program or help monitor. Contact Christine Daddario, 
cdaddario@townofmilford.com , 508-473-1756 if you would like to volunteer.
 
As a reminder, all participants must be a Milford resident and/or attend Milford Schools, to fill out a  registration form  to become 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, Woodland Elementary, and Memorial Elementary for allowing us to come in to do outreach and recruit for our fashion show last month!

  CrossFit Continues at the MYC!

The frist three classes of CrossFit at the MYC have been a huge hit! We are so excited to continue the program into the month of May!  Marc Pitts from CrossFit Never Doubt will be coming every Monday until May 15th. The program will start at 3:30. Space is limited to 12 participants per class, so get here fast on Mondays. There will be no "in advance" sign up. Sign-ups will occur the day of the program. The program is free and you must be an after-school member to participate. To register you will need to be a Milford resident or attend Milford schools and be between the ages of 8 and 18. 

THANK YOU to Milford Regional Hospital for running this program. We are so happy to be collaborating with a partner in our community that is an advocate for the health of our youth. CrossFit is the first of many programs the hospital plans to run at the Milford Youth Center. Click here for video of the kids using the agility ladder! 
  Yoga at the MYC!

We are excited to announce a new program; Yoga for Kids, sponsored by the Milford Regional Medical Center.  This is a continuing collaboration between Milford Hospital and the Youth Center, that started with our CrossFit program. The class will be led by Cindi Scrimgeour from Ahimsa Yoga Studio in Milford. Classes will take place on Wednesdays in May, beginning on the 17th and continue on Mondays in June. The schedule will be as follows: 
  • Wednesdays: May 17th, May 24th, May 31st
  • Mondays: June 5th, June 12th and June 19th. 

The classes will take place at the Milford Youth Center and will meet at 3:30pm. If you would like more information, contact the Milford Youth Center @508-473-1756 or visit our website: milfordyouthcenter.net. To participate in this free program, you must be a registered member of the Milford Youth Center.

   MYC Kid's Play: 0-5 Play Group!

We are very happy to announce a program like no other we have had at the MYC before; the MYC Kid's Play will be starting at the MYC this  Thursday May 4th.  It will be a children's play group for parents and/or guardians to bring their kids to play, craft, and socialize! The groups will run everything Thursday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30. Each session will include activities such as circle time, free play, crafts, snack, story time, and clean up! There is a requested donation of $5 per family per session, so the MYC can continue and expand groups like these. Come on down and bring your child to run and play while adults socialize and meet other families in the community! 

THANK YOU Benjamin Moore & Co.!

On behalf of the Milford Youth Commission and MYC staff, we would like to thank Benjamin Moore & Co. of Milford, and specifically Scott Kaplan, Distribution Center Manager, for organizing a volunteer project in the basement of the Youth Center! Employees of Benjamin Moore came on multiple days over the last few months to paint the entire floor and ceiling of the basement! In addition they painted our boxing room, painting all the polls "foul-line yellow" and put up a replica wall of the "Green Monster" adjacent to our batting cages! Benjamin Moore stored the wall for us during the renovation and we are so excited to have it finally up! The wall was actually used in a commercial in NY! This project, valued at over $15,000 of materials and labor has transformed the basement, allowing it to be available in time for batting cage rentals, CrossFit and so much more! It will also help with the general maintenance of the building!   It's due to the generosity of local businesses 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!
MYC Summer Camp 
Registration   Available!

MYC Summer Camp is now officially ready for campers to register for the summer of 2017! We are so excited to announce several new events for campers this year! Make sure to sign up in advance (limited space available). Camp will be $140/week for Milford Residents, $150/week for non-Milford Residents, or $50 per day to attend.

For registration form, click here. For MYC Summer Camp schedule of activities, click here.

If there are any local businesses or organizations that would like to sponsor a camper this summer, please contact the Center here. 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!
1911 Plaque back in the Armory!

We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Carlos Benjamin, Ron Taylor and the Milford Highway Department for helping us put up the original 1911 Armory plaque back into the Youth Center!

We would like to extend an additional thank you to Ron who spent months polishing the plaque for us! We are so happy to have it back in the building!
  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:
  • G2 Sports Cards for the packs of Red Sox team baseball cards for us to give out to the kids at the Center!
  • MHS Baseball team for helping us lay down turf for the bating cages!
  • The Milford Highway Dept. for once again picking up for turf to finish off our batting cage area and basement area and for helping us transport equipment and furniture from Middle School East to be used at the Youth Center. Also, thank you very much for helping us lift the original Armory Plaque to get it back on the wall!
  • Muffin House Café in Mendon for donating an assortment of treats for the After School program!
  • Nydam Landscaping for donating your services once again to get our front entrance ready for the nice weather!
  • Our amazing volunteers: John and Darlene Dulude, Diane Conino, Ron Taylor, Amos Freidner, Alison Caruso
The Youth Center relies on donations to hep sustain our programs! Please contact the Center if you would like to donate! 
MYC/JAG Relay for Life Team! 

The JAG Youth Council decided that they wanted to participate in Milford's Relay for Life on May 12th to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much.

Shout out to one of our Relay for Life participants, EarlWilson! He has already raised $160 for our team that will go to the American Cancer Society. Great job, Earl!!

To donate to the MYC & JAG team, click here
MYC Fashion Show Info!

We recently held our sign-ups for our 7th annual "Dressed Up Not Messed Up" fashion show at the Milford Youth Center! If you were not able to attend the sign-up meeting you can still contact us to sign up. You must sign up before May 24th. All youth, under age 18 are encouraged to attend; boys and girls alike! We even have some two-year-old in our show this year. All ages are welcomed.  The show will take place on Saturday, June 10th at 6:00PM at the Milford Youth Center. BVT students will be doing hair and make-up and The Chop Shop and Next Generation Barber Shop will be doing haircuts. Clothing will be provided by TJ Maxx. The fashion show is one of our favorite events as it promotes healthy behaviors and activities for our youth. 

Any questions can be directed to Christine Daddario, cdaddario@townofmilford.com, 508-473-1756
Adult Open Gym continues into May!
The Milford Youth Center will continue to be open for adult open gym for the month of May! Open gym will be every Wednesday night from 9:00 - 10:30 PM 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. 
MYC Walking will Continue Next Fall!
The Milford Youth Center will no longer be offering walking in the gym for Milford residents now that the nice weather is upon us! Thank you to all who utilized this program. We enjoyed having everyone over the Winter and look forward to seeing you again next Fall! 

MYC Volunteer Runner-Up to United Way of Tri-County's "Volunteer of the Year"!
The Youth Center staff attended the annual "United Way Recognition Breakfast" at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham. We were so pleased to help congratulate Ron Taylor, who was recognized as the United Way of Tri-County 's "Volunteer of the Year" Finalist! Ron is an active volunteer here at the MYC, and you can find him in the building on most days: doing a project, helping out with the kids, or giving the staff some wisdom of the ages. He will be facilitating our new woodworking program in May as well. We look forward to this breakfast every year and give thanks to all that the United Way of Tri-County does for communities within the MetroWest/495 Corridor!
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.

May 1, 2017
In This Issue
After School Program
CrossFit at MYC
Yoga at the MYC
MYC Kid's Play
THANK YOU Benjamin Moore & Co.
MYC Summer Camp
1911 Plaque back in the Armory
Thank you for Donations
MYC/JAG Relay for Life Team
MYC Fashion Show Info
Adult Open Gym at MYC
MYC Walking will Continue Next Fall
MYC Volunteer Runner-Up
TDA
Rentals at MYC
Adopt a room and/or furniture
Business AD Space at MYC
Free Community Meals

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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 .

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.  

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/