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August 2012
MYC Summer Camp!

MYC Youth The Milford Youth Center Summer Camp kids have enjoyed a great summer so far! They have been able to enjoy trips to Water Wizz, Canobie Lake Park, the Basketball Hall of Fame, Regal Cinema, Douglas Water Slides, Pinz Entertainment and Fino Pool!


Click here for recent Milford Daily News article on the MYC Summer Camp! 


We are still taking summer camp registrations for the last two weeks of camp! 


Camp will run from 8am-4pm for $135 per week or $40 per day. There is an extended day option from 4-5pm for an extra $10 per day. 


For camp schedule click here and for registration forms click here.  


For questions email: or call 508-473-1756.


We would like to thank Doyle LLP., The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, the Milford TDA and of course the United Way of Tri-County for their generous donations. 

MYC After School Program

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The Milford Youth Center's After School Program will begin on Tuesday August 28th. The Center will be open from 2pm-6pm on the 28th, 29th and 30th and from 10am - 5 pm on Friday, August 31st (no-school day). Youth must bring a filled out and signed registration form in order to attend the Center.


The Youth Center offers a variety of free services for local youths, ages 8-18, including tutoring, sports, fitness and nutrition programs. The Milford Youth Center houses a gym, game room, computer room and lounge.

If you would like to volunteer or run a program  during the after school program please call or email the Director.
Join the JAG Youth Council!


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Come join and be a part of a great group of youth looking to improve their community!


The JAG Youth Council will begin to have their weekly meetings starting onWednesday, September 12th from 3-4 PM at the Milford Youth Center. We welcome all youth ages 10-17 to attend and learn more about what the JAG Youth Council does and how you can participate. For more information, you may email Youth Leadership Coordinator, Jen Ward at For application, click here

JAG Youth Council Members Attend  

Youth Leadership Summit in DC 

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Eight members of the JAG Youth Council just got back from a youth leadership summit in Washington DC! They youth stayed at George Washington University and attended leadership  workshops, lectures and explored the city!

The Youth Venture Summit is the annual gathering of the Youth Venture community. The conference brings together over 100 Youth Venturers and young leaders interested in creating change, as well as the adult allies and professionals who support young changemakers.

The JAG Youth Council would like to thank everyone who made donations on behalf of the group. Without these contributions, our youth would not be able to experience such a great opportunity. The JAG Youth Council would also like to thank the United Way of Tri-County's Youth Venture program very their support and guidance. 

JAG Meeting 

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Please join us at our next JAG meeting on Wednesday, September 5th  from 8:45-10 AM at the Milford Police Station. 

We hope you have all had a great summer and look forward to starting meetings again! If you have any questions, please contact Amy Leone at
Macy's Shop For A Cause
to Benefit the Milford Youth Center


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Macy's is partnering with the Milford Youth Center for its "Shop for a Cause" fundraiser. Join us on this unique, one-day-only shopping event that was created by Macy's to support local non-profit organizations.


Come to the Youth Center next week to purchase a $5 shopping pass. The Youth center will keep 100% of every pass we sell! By purchasing a shopping pass to the event, customers support their favorite cause while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment, special events and a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. This exclusive shopping pass includes 25% or 10% off regular, sale and clearance purchases all day.   


The pass will be good for the Macy's in the Natick Collection and will be held on Saturday, August 25th. Passes will be available next week. If you would like to purchase one please contact the Director at

Dairy Queen's Community Fundraiser


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The DQ Grill & Chill of Milford, will donate 10% of all sales to The Jimmy  Fund via the Pans Mass Challenge on behalf of Tara & Bob Bennet.  

When: Thursday, August 2, 2012

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Route 140, 190 West St. 

Phone: 508-473-1979



Monetary donations to the Jimmy Fund can be made at under rider codes TB0190 for Tara and BB0185 for Bob - Thank you for your support!


Please know that the PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. DQ Grill & Chill will donate 10% of the total pre-tax sales during the hours of the fundraiser from all the guests.

  Text 4 Food Will Help Feed Teens throughout Massachusetts 

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For the third year, Project Bread has an outreach campaign geared toward reaching teens through their cell phones -now available statewide! This campaign will help provide teens with information on the nearest open Summer Food Service Program location and times they can drop by for a bite. 

Teens simply text 617-863-MEAL (6325) and our dedicated  FoodSource Hotline counselors will provide up-to-date information on where they can find a free lunch near them. Project Bread was the first in the country to test out this program, and it has taken off helping to increase participation in over 500 summer meal sites across Massachusetts that are open to all.

Teens who would normally receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year are the most underserved population during the summer because they are working or 'on the move' - and yet they are rapidly growing and need nutritious food. This means they go hungry or fill up on junk food.

What's important is that all children have a safe place to get a nutritious meal and have some summer fun so that they return to school in the fall ready to learn. The opposite of hungry isn't full, it's healthy, and we are dedicated to helping every child in Massachusetts gain access to healthy food year-round.


Milford Road Race!


Join Palmer Family Chiropractic, the Milford Play Initiative, and Community Impact Inc., at the Day for Play Road Race!


This event is being held on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Fino Field (Granite Street Entrance) in Milford. Check in will be from 8:00-9:00am. The Tots Sprint will be at 9:45am. The 1/4 mile Fun Run will be at 9:30am, and the 5K Road Race will begin at 10:00am.


The Milford Play Initiative is looking for volunteers for race day. Volunteer jobs include coordinating water stations, coordination of games for youth, fans along the path, etc. Community Service hour letters can also be given/signed.


For more information or if you would like to volunteer, see the attachments below, or contact Tamara Palmer at, or Amy Leone at

For all participant forms, click here.

RE-THINK Your DRINK Summer Challenge  


Healthy Futures Milford is excited to provide a fun challenge this summer called "Re-Think Your Drink" to kids and families to the Milford Community.


We have partnered with camps and programs in Milford to encourage kids each week to pledge to rarely drink sugar-sweetened beverages. By providing weekly raffle drawings we hope most kids will choose water over sugar-sweetened beverages to support their health. no one is required to participate but we hope most (or all) children in families will take the pledge to support long-term healthy beverage choices.


If you are interested in pledging, visit here !

The next Healthy Futures Milford Coalition meeting will be held on August 23rd from 10 - 11:30 at Brookside Elementary School. Healthy Futures of Milford - a group committed to reducing inactivity and poor nutrition in our community through innovative programs, projects and policies. Contact Lauren Marciszyn at if you'd like to learn more about the coalition.

Cradles to Crayons  

Collection at Youth Center!   


The Teen Leadership Corp at Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit organization that provides children ages 0-12 year with the things they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued, is holding a collection at the Milford Youth Center!


The group is specifically looking for clothing for boys and girls (size 5/6 thru 18/20), shoes, coats, socks, and underwear. Clothes, shoes and coats can be gently used; underwear and socks must be new.


The collection will be held thru Friday, August 10th. The collection box at the Youth Center is located in the central lobby and items can be dropped off during camp hours (between 8 AM- 5 PM). Due to camp field trips, it is always good to call before you come to drop of a donation. The Center's phone number is 508-473-1756.


If you have any questions you may contact Karen Rogers at
Community Impact
Offering Summer Girl's Group

Community Impact is offering group therapy, stress management, and wellness tools for adolescents and young adults ages 14-21 in Central Massachusetts, Worcester, and Boston Areas. Community

Impact accepts major medical insurance and we are designated providers for most HMO and PPO plans.


When: Thursday Evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm beginning July 26th


Integrated Therapy:

Integrated group therapy and wellness workshops will be tied together on a weekly basis. Integrated group therapy allows individuals to process in a group setting and helps in successful treatment of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse as the coping mechanisms and treatment of one mental illness can often assist others of the same or different situation.


Wellness Workshops:

The Wellness workshops are focused on stress management techniques and other coping mechanisms for those struggling with stress, anxiety, or mental illness. In addition, some workshops will be dedicated to topics that today's adolescents and young adults are faced with such as the media and peer pressure.


For initial intake or questions, please call Amy Leone, MS, MA, LMHC at:

(508)422-0242 or email at   

Free Nutritious Community
Brown Bag Lunch/Dinner

Come enjoy a free nutritious community brown bag lunch/dinner on the last Saturday of each month.


These events will take place from 6-7 PM at the

Unitarian Universalist Church on Pine Street in Milford (Please enter by the side door next to the former Dunkin Donuts).  


These events are sponsored by Sacred Heart of Jesus, Milford. For more information and fliers, click here.    

Community Calendar 


    Visit our community calendar for more local community events.


    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
August 1, 2012
In This Issue
MYC Summer Camp
Youth Leadership Summit
JAG Meeting
Macy's Shop for a Cause
DQ Fundraiser
Text 4 Food
Milford Road Race
RE-THINK Your Drink
Cradles to Crayons
Community Impact Info
Brown Bag Lunch/Dinner

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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.