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MYC & JAG
September/
October 2015
Newsletter
 After School Program Updates!

Welcome to the month of October for the Milford Youth Center's After School program this school year at the 27 Congress St. location. This location will be utilized until we are able to relocate to the newly renovated Armory, anticipated to be completed for March of 2016.

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). The game room is open daily and activities will be open/held outside depending on the weather. Click 
here  for full October calendar

All participants must fill out a  registration form  to be a member. Once this form is returned to the Center, the member will be provided with an ID barcode to be placed on the back of their Milford Student ID's (once they are issued). This will be how Youth Center staff will track attendance. Therefore, all members are required to bring in their Milford School ID's in order to enter the facility.  For the MYC Code of Conduct, click  here . You can find out all up-to-date info at our  website

Volunteers are always welcome to assist with the after school program or during the morning hours! We are always looking for help during the after school hours, 2-6 PM. You may also run a program/activity during the after school program.  We also need volunteers for our monthly evening events. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer and print, sign, and return this form to the Center!
50K State Grant Awarded to MYC!

We would like to thank Senator Ryan Fattman and  John Fernandes - State Representative , and their entire staff, for helping to get $50,000 allocated to the Milford Youth Center, within this year's state budget! 

We were proud to accept this check last August (along with another $50,000 going towards improvements at Fino Field)! 

We would also like to thank our Town Administrator, Richard Villani and Selectman Brian Murray for supporting our efforts!
Waters Corp. Donates 10 Bikes to MYC!

We would like to thank  Waters Corporation  and their employees for putting together and donating ten new bikes, helmets and locks to the Milford Youth Center! We would also like to thank Best Corporate Events, LLC., a nationwide, team building company that delivers these type of team building exercises for companies throughout the United States! We are excited to distribute these bikes to our youth members! Thank you Waters for your generosity towards our youth, the Center and the entire community! We would also like thank Jack Ward for lending us a truck to pick up all the bikes and board members Michael Walsh and Sandra Caproni for coming to the event with MYC staff!
Over 25 Backpacks Donated from            United Way of Tri-County!

We would like to thank the  United Way of Tr-County for donating over 25  backpacks to some of our MYC After School members for this school year!  The United Way of Tri-County runs this annual back-to-school backpack program to help children and youth succeed and learn.  The program is a combined effort between area businesses and employees to provide backpacks and school supplies for the school year!  We would also like to thank the volunteers who came out to help, from the community, UPS, and Waters Corp. 
MYC Thanks Community for Donations! 

We would like to thank Eric Burkenmaier and Boy Scout Troop 4 for donating the remaining funds from the Eagle Scout Project! Eric made a kiosk for the newly renovated Youth Center!  We would also like to thank  the White Family for donating a digital piano and baseball equipment to the Milford Youth Center! We are looking to open up a music space in the newly renovated Youth Center, so this is the perfect first piece of music equipment!

We would finally like to thank John Quinn who donated reguraly to the Youth Center through the TRUIST workplace giving program!
#Flashback to End Hunger Fundraiser!
The United Way of Tri-County will be hosting a fundraiser on Oct 23rd to support food pantries in MetroWest: #Flashback to End Hunger at the Sheraton Framingham!  There will be a live 80's cover band, DJ, photo booth, specialty drinks & tasty food.  Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Click here for more information on the event. Click here to hear President and CEO, Paul Mina, and Jen Maseda, Chief Philanthropy Officer, talk about their programs and the event live on WMRC! 

The United Way of Tri-County is a longtime supporter of the Milford Youth Center and we encourage anyone who can attend to join in the fun for such a good cause! 

Teachers Driving Academy
 2015-2016 Classes!

We are accepting registrations for Teacher's Driving Academy for the 2015- 2016 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. Please mail form to our temporary address, 27 Congress St.  We are very grateful for this collaboration and support!     

Adult JAG Meeting

 

The adult JAG Coalition will have its second meeting of the year on Wed., October 7th, at 8:45 am, at the Milford Police Station Training room. We would like to thank everyone who came out to support the first annual Missin' Matt Walk on Sept. 12! Over 200 people participated in the event. Click here for more coverage of the event.  

 

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 

Milford Girls Softball
2016 Travel Softball Tryouts
 
Milford Girls Softball has a travel program for girls ages 8-14 that offers players a chance to play at a highly competitive level. Milford fields teams at the 10U, 12U & 14U divisions. Opportunities exist to field multiple teams for each division. The program may consist of 2-4 monthly indoor practices in the off-season (January - March); during the season (April - July) 2-3 practices per week, 10 Twin Valley League games (2x per week) and/or 4-6 weekend Tournaments, which may include holiday weekends. For more information and registration form, click here.

Y.O.U., Inc.'s Education for Employment 

If you are a youth, age 16-24, Y.O.U., Inc.'s Education for Employment program may be for you.  The Education for Employment program provides HiSET (formerly the GED) preparation, life skills and pro-social skills training, career assessment, job training and placement assistance, FAFSA assistance, and college exploration. In order to participate in this free program, youth must qualify. To find out if you qualify contact Christine Daddario: 508-473-2178 or daddarioc@youinc.org.

 

This program is funded through the Workforce Investment Act and Workforce Central Career Center.

Free Community Meals in Milford!

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.
October 5, 2015
In This Issue
After School Program Updates!
50K State Grant Awarded to MYC
Waters Corp. Donates 10 Bikes to MYC!
Over 25 Backpacks Donated from UWTC!
MYC Thanks Community for Donations!
#Flashback to End Hunger Fundraiser!
TDA
JAG Meeting
Milford Girls Softball 2016 Travel Softball Tryouts
You Inc. EFE
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.

Juvenile Advocacy Group:  communityimpactinc@gmail.com
phone: 508.422.0242 
web: http://www.JAGnetwork.org


Milford Youth Center:  milfordyouthcenter@comcast.net
phone: 508.473.1756
web: http://milfordyouthcenter.net/