MYC 
June 2017
Newsletter
Final Month of After School Program 
& End of the Year Party!

Although we are sad to end this schools year's After School Program, we are excited to end with a bang with our "End of the Year" Party on Tuesday, June 20th from 2:15-6 PM! We will have jumpies, music, snacks and will award the 2017 MYC Seaver Scholarships!

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 after school programming.

The first floor gym, game room and lounge are open for the kids to use freely every day and we have daily structured programs offered. For June Calendar, click here.  We are always open to new ideas and search for volunteers who would like to run a program or help monitor. If you are interested in participating next school year, please contact Christine Daddario
  or at  508-473-1756. 
 
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 and Woodland Elementary for allowing us to do outreach each month!

  Yoga at the MYC!

We are excited to continue 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 a couple months ago! The class will be led by Cindi Scrimgeour from Ahimsa Yoga Studio in Milford. Classes started in May and will continue on Mondays in June. The schedule will be as follows: 
  • 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. Click here for flier. 

MYC Fashion Show!
Join us for our 7th annual "Dressed Up Not Messed Up" fashion show at the Milford Youth Center!  

The show will take place on THIS  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. 

Through this event we plan to raise awareness about underage drinking and help teens become better informed about the dangers of alcohol so they can make healthy decisions throughout life. We also hope this event will increase youth self-esteem and attitudes toward their body image! This will also be our first fashion show at the newly renovated Youth Center!

Any questions can be directed to Christine Daddario by email here: cdaddario@townofmilford.com
or at the Center at 508-473-1756.   For flier click  here .

MYC Summer Camp  Filling Up!

MYC Summer Camp is filling up fast for the summer of 2017! We have a lot of fun field trips (Canobie Lake Park, Water Wizz, Paw Sox, SkyZone, etc.) and exciting activities planned! 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.
$1,000 Camp Donation! 

We would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to the anonymous local donor who walked into the Center one morning last month and donated $1,000 to go towards our summer camp program! These funds will help provide financial scholarships towards families in need this summer!

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! !If there are any local businesses, organizations or individuals that would like to sponsor a camper or family this summer, please contact the Center at 508-473-1756! For more information on camp, please visit our website
Milford Summer Food Service Program! 

Join the Milford Area Humanitarian Coalition and the Hockomock Area YMCA as we provide summer lunches to youth and families in Milford through an eleven week summer lunch program, running from late June through the end of August. For flier, click here

They are looking for volunteers to assist with
setup, cleanup, meal service, activities, and special guest visits. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and needed weekdays during the summer between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at three Milford locations:
  • Memorial Elementary School, 12 Walnut St. 
  • The Milford Youth Center, 24 Pearl St. 
  • The Forum at BCC Downtown, 202 Main St.

Volunteers will be required to undergo a CORI/SORI check and attend a volunteer training. To volunteer: please contact Sarah Randall at

sarahra@hockymca.org or 774-278-1087.

Click here for flier if you would like to volunteer for BLITZ Day on June 10th, to help spread the word about the program!
MYC Receives $5,000 CHNA 6 Grant! 

The Milford Youth Center is very excited to announce that we received funding from CHNA 6 to support a consulting position for one year of grant writing. With the assistance of a grant writer, the Milford Youth Center is looking to target grants that will directly increase the nutritional and physical fitness programming at the Center. Our proposal will address CHNA's "Priority Area 1: Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion," with the goal of creating healthier communities and prevent chronic disease by improving nutrition and increasing physical activity! We would like to thank CHNA 6 for this award and for allowing Youth Center staff to present at their May meeting to discuss the successes of our nutrition program, also a result of a CHNA6 Grant! Click here for a PowerPoint of the presentation! 
Milford Bar Association Donation!

We would like to thank the Milford Bar Association for their generous donation that they presented last month to the Center! As part of their last quarterly meeting, The Milford Bar Association had Attorney Dan Doyle as their guest speaker. Dan spoke about his book, "The Jesus Trial," and he donated a number autographed copies of the book for purchase, with all proceeds to be donated to charity. Dan also founded the Blackstone Valley Boys & Girls Club in Blackstone Valley and has been its Chairman of the Board since its beginning; the 12 acre facility provides services to over 1000 children in Blackstone Valley throughout the year. In recognition of Attorney Doyle's commitment to youth services, the Greater Milford Area Bar Association decided to donate these funds to the Milford Youth Center.    "Considering Dan's devotion to providing a positive environment for our area's youth, we felt that the funds raised through Dan's generosity should be donated to an organization with similar goals." - Stephen J. Patton

(Picture includes (L-R: Attorney Teresa Persico, Stephen J. Patton, Jen Ward, Director of Milford Youth Center and Michael M. Kaplan)
BE a Part of the MYC Telethon!!! 

Join the MYC and  Milford TV for our  Telethon on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 4-10 PM. In an effort to help the Center, after State funding was cut, Milford TV offered to join forces and put on a telethon to draw attention to the Youth Center's endeavors to finish our music rooms and studio, areas that were not a part of the scope of the renovation. 

We are  currently  looking for sponsors for this event to help kick off the fundraising! Any donation would be appreciated and would go a long way to help our MYC Music Room & Studio come to fruition! Sponsors will have their company, organizations or individuals name presented throughout the Telethon! The telethon will be aired on Milford TV (Comcast 8 and Verizon 38; Streaming live at MilfordTV.net)

We are also looking for different acts and permormances to be part of the telethon on the day of the show! We currently have a great group of bands and singers that have committed and will annouce them all at a later date! 

As always, we appreciate the support from the community and thank Milford TV for their time and help with planning this event with us! Thank you Ray Auger for our awesome flier as well! If you are interested in sponsorship, performing or volunteering, please call the Center at 508-473-1756 or email milfordyouthcenter@comcast.net 
   MYC Kid's Play: 0-5 Play Group!

Our MYC Kid's Play Group will continue in June! This is a children's play group for parents and/or guardians to bring their kids to play, craft, and socialize! The groups will run every Thursday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 (with the exception of June  8th). 

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! We would like to thank the Milford Fire Department for joining us for our "Safety" themed group! The families we are able to see a fire truck and fireman! For flier, click here
MYC Participates in Celebrate Milford! 

The Milford Youth Center would like to thank the Celebrate Milford Committee for inviting and allowing us to be a part of the Kids Zone for this amazing event! 

MYC staff, volunteers, board members and youth ran our jumpy all morning and afternoon for the community! It was a great day for the entire  community and we were happy to be a part of it!  Thank you to Milford Baseball team for helping us set up the jumpy!
  Thank you from the MYC!

The Youth Center would like to extend a very appreciative thank you to the following people who donated items and/or their time this month to the Center:
  • Ron Taylor for working with youth during our Wood Working after school program to help sand and polish the door (that we re-purposed from Middle School East) and donated all the materials for the shelving to make a closet (Ron and Dolores also donated a spiralizer and a new set of place settings)
  • Jack Ward who lets us borrow his truck almost every week to pick up community donations and/or purchases
  • TGT JUNK Removal for donating filing cabinets, a b-ball hoop, etc. 
  • The Milford National Bank for donating office materials 
  • Milford Regional Medical Center for donating YOGA mats for class
  • Dynegy for donating monitors and printers
  • Mirisola Family for donating exercise equipment 
  • Woodland Elementary School PTO for donating their left over pizza from their 3rd grade field day

Lisa White for donating easels

 

Beverly Hart for donating arts & craft materials and a computer

 

Liz Fernandes for donating a tv/stereo stand

 

Our amazing volunteers: John and Darlene Dulude, Diane Conino, Ron Taylor, Amos Freidner, Alison Caruso, Nathan Yohn

 

The Youth Center relies on donations to hep sustain our programs! Please contact the Center if you would like to donate! 
MYC Relay for Life Team Thank you!! 

We would like to extend a thank you you to all the Youth who participated, adults who volunteered and those who donated towards our Relay for Life team! MYC staff and Youth raised almost $2,000 and spent the night of May 12th at the High School track as part of the Annual Greater Milford Relay for Life event, to raise money and awareness for cancer. 

We would like to extend a special thank you to the Hoboken Club for donating snacks, the Dulude's who volunteered and made soup for the team, the Seaver family for donating pizza and Lisa Legere and Benny De Jesus for donating baked goods, drinks and helping us set up and clean-up!

you are still able to donate towards the cause here
Thank you Hope and Comfort Inc. 

Thank you to Pat Flaherty from Hope and Comfort Inc. for donating four boxes of hygiene kits to the Youth Center. Hope and Comfort is a non-profit whose mission is to provide essential hygiene products to support and improve the health, self-esteem, and hygiene education of school aged children and young adults in need, within the greater Boston area. Hope and comfort carries out their mission by working with a distribution network that includes multiple food pantries, children's organization, and human services organizations. Donated items are sorted and delivered to organizations within this network. These organizations distribute the products to children and adults who currently go without. The Youth Center is so happy to have created a partnership with such a great organization and we look forward to working with them now and in the future.
Adult Open Gym continues into June!
The Milford Youth Center will continue to be open for adult open gym for the month of June due to such high demand! Open gym will be every Wednesday night from 8:00- 10:30 PM this month. 

This is only open to adults (18+).   All participants will be charged a $4 entry fee to participate each week. I f 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!
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!

Milford Rotary Announces 
Summer Swim Program Dates!

Registration for the Milford Rotary Club's annual RED CROSS swim program will be held at Plains Park from 9 AM-3 PM on Saturday June 24th during Rotary's First Outdoor Day program. Sign-ups will be held again on Saturday, July 1st and July 8th from 9-noon at the Fino Field Pool. Classes will be offered at 9:30 AM and 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 2017, or older.

Swim classes will begin on Monday, July 10th, and run through Friday, July 21st, at the Fino Field Pool. More details and registration form are available at www.milfordmarotary.org. and on FB at Milford Ma Rotary Club.

The swim program is one of longest running programs of the Milford Rotary Club. Since its inception at White's Beach in Mendon, back in 1953 over 13,084 kids have participated in the program.
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 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 5, 2017
In This Issue
After School Program & End of the Year Party
Yoga at the MYC
MYC Fashion Show Info
MYC Summer Camp
MYC Summer Camp Donation
Milford Summer Food Service Program
MYC Recieves CHNA 6 Grant
Milford Bar Association Donation
MYC Telethon
MYC Kid's Play
Celebrate Milford
Thank you for Donations
MYC Relay Thank You
Thank you Hope and Comfort Inc
Adult Open Gym at MYC
TDA
Rentals at MYC
Business AD Space at MYC
Milford Rotary Announces Summer Swim Program Dates
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 .

The  MYC  works together with other community organizations to provide resources and opportunities for youth to make healthy decisions. The MYC works 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/