MYC, JAG and UWTC Logo 

April 2011

Youth Council members receive recognition for all their hard work!

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Both Jon Capece and Melissa Braza were selected as Whiz Kids this month on Milford Patch for their volunteer service! Each week, Milford Patch seeks suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow them with their accomplishments. 


In addition, Mina Shehata and Brianna Braza were awarded a 2011"Make A Difference" Award. The JFK Library recognized 100 middle school students from across Massachusetts on March 23rd for the difference they have made in their communities through service projects! For photos, click here.

For more information, articles and photos, click here

Over a 150 Youth attend  

2nd "Find Yourself Friday" Event!

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After a successful first "Find Yourself Friday" youth event, the JAG Youth Council and Milford Youth Center hosted their second event on Friday, March 25th from 7-10 pm.  


This month the youth chose to hold a dance and collect old cell phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers recycling program.  Each month the youth discuss and choose an issue they would like to address and an organization that they would like to benefit from the event. The event included included music, dancing, raffles, games, snacks, and the movie WALL-E! We had 150 youth attend the event and collected over 100 cell phones- far surpassing the goal the youth set for the night!  


For sponsors and photos of event, click here.

2nd Annual MYC St. Pat's Dinner/Dance a successful night!   

St. Patricks Day imageThe Milford Youth Center Commission and the director would like to thank everyone who attended, donated, supported and volunteered to make the second annual St. Pat's Dinner Dance a success.

It was a wonderful evening attended by approximately 300 people.  Another incredible meal was served by Oliva's catering and dancing went on into the night with music by DJ Ron Auger.

Without your support we could not accomplish the many great things we do for the children of our community. We look forward to your continued support and thank you all again for making it such a wonderful evening.

Young Mom's Playgroup    

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If you are a young mom, age 22 and under, join Amy Leone of Community Impact and her son for free weekly "Young Mom's Playgroup."  


Come be part of some great conversation about the trials and tribulations of being a new mom. Meetings are on Mondays at 11:30 AM (located in Milford Family & Community Network Play Center at the Shining Star Early Childhood Center Door 19 A.

For more information, click here.
Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail will be hosting an Open House

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The Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail will be hosting an Open House at the Milford Senior Center from 7-9 PM on Tuesday, April 5th

Please join us to hear all of the latest news regarding the Phase 2 expansion of the Trail, which is due for completion this summer.

For questions contact by email: or visit


For more information, click here.

Upcoming JAG meeting!

JAG LogoThe next JAG meeting will be held at 8:45am at the Milford Police Station, on April 6th. This meeting will be geared towards Engaging our community around the Developmental Assets. We will look at the next steps for educating the community and develop an action plan for the working group. Amy will not be at this meeting, as she will be on a needed vacation with her family. Amanda will be running the meeting, with the co-chairs Alyssa and Jen.


For more information, click here.

Vegas Night! 

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Hopedale Police & Fire Fighters Unions are sponsoring a Vegas Night- complete with Poker, Blackjack/21, Roulette, Dice and more to support the Hopedale High School After Prom Party! Come and try your luck while supporting a worthwhile cause. Entry is only $5 and will be held at the Myriad Ballroom on April 8th from 7-11 PM.


Myriad Ballroom is located at 6 Nipmuk Rd in Mendon.


Race to Save!    

Milford Federal LogoMilford Federal Savings and Loan is Celebrating
15 years of the American Bankers Association's
participating in the Race to Save. During our Race to Save event, Monday, April 11th through Saturday, April 23rd, children 12 years of age and under who bring the attached coupon in to any of our 4 branches and open a new savings account - will receive a GIFT from us AND Milford Federal will MATCH their initial deposit - up to a maximum of $5.  


There will be a kickoff/informational meeting at the Milford Youth Center on April 11th @3:30pm.


Running for a good cause!

Photo of Erika Robertson Come join us on Monday, April 18th @ 5 PM to support Erika Robertson, who is running in the Boston Marathon for Team Micky Ward Charities. There will be live entertainment, raffle prizes and a pasta dinner. All proceeds will be donated to the Milford Youth Center!


The event will be held at the Italian Vets, located at 4 Hayward Field in Milford, MA 01757.

For flier, click here
April 2011 After School Activities

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Join us this April for our after school activities. Every month the Youth Center has daily scheduled activities available to our members.  

The Milford Youth Center will holding its Healthy Kids Week events to coincide with the Healthy Events sponsored at all schools and community. The events will run from Monday, April 11th - Friday April 15th and consist of Olympic style events such as the Long jump, Obstacle course, Relay race and many others.   

Check out the photos from last month's March Madness Tournament: Milford Patch Sports Pics March 19Milford Patch Sports Pics March 26, and MYC March Madness Facebook Pics!  

For entire April calendar, click here.

Think Green

to benefit Milford Youth Center!

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For a 25 cents a pound, Cartridge World (located in Stop and Shop Plaza in Milford) will donate proceeds to the Milford Youth Center. Drop off your old computers & printers for responsible recycling at Cartridge World Milford This is a great cause, so please pass the word along and get rid of your old equipment there or drop off at the youth center.



For more information, click here.


Community Baby Shower!

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Are you having a new baby or are you new to parenting? Come celebrate with other expecting mothers on Thursday, May 19th from 1-4 PM at St. Mary's Church Parish Hall on 17 Winter St. in Milford.

Come for free food, prizes, gift bags, and workshops!


For more information and contact information, click here

Golf Tournament Fundraisers! 

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There are two upcoming golf tournaments to sign up for this May-Enjoy a fun day of golf while supporting some great local causes! 


1. "Fundraisers for Playgrounds" Golf Tournament on Monday, May 16th.   

For "Fundraisers for Playgrounds" flier, click here.

2. Milford Lions 7th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 20th.  

For Milford Lions flier, click here.  

Road Race Fundraisers for Milford Playgrounds! 

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There are two road races coming up in May to support Milford playgrounds:


1. 4th annual Milford 5K Road Race, 1 Mile Fun Run and Tots Sprint. This year we will be raising money for our Milford Playgrounds. The Theme for the race is A Day For "Play". It will take place Saturday, May 21st. Volunteers needed for day of event as well! For more information and registration forms, click here.  


2. 1st annual Shinning Star Family Fitness 5k Run and 1/4 mile Fun Run. Proceeds will benefit the fund to build a wheelchair-accessible playground. It will take place on Sunday, May 22nd. For more information and flier, click here.  


MYC Summer Camp Information!

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Final plans are being put together for  2nd Annual Milford Youth Center Summer Camp.

Flyers will be sent home with the children in the next few weeks.
We are looking forward to another great camp!

March 31, 2011
In This Issue
Youth Council Members Receive Recognition
150 Youth Attend Friday Night Event
MYC St. Pat's Fundraiser a Success
Young Mom's Playgroup
Milford Upper Charles Trail Open House
JAG Meeting
Vegas Night
Race to Save
Running for a Good Cause
April MYC Calendar
Think Green
Community Baby Shower
Golf Tourney Fundraisers
Road Race Fundraisers
MYC Summer Camp
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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.

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