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February 2011


3rd Annual Youth Fashion Show! 

Youth Fashion Show

The Juvenile Advocacy Group (JAG), a program of Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, in affiliation with the Milford Youth Center, will host a teen fashion show titled "Get Dressed Up, Not Messed Up!" at the Milford Youth Center.

The event, which will be held on Saturday, February 12th at 6pm at the Milford Youth Center, aims to raise awareness about underage drinking, as well as to increase youth self-esteem regarding body image.


Youth from the "JAG/MYC Youth Council," a youth group dedicated to keeping the town of Milford clean both environmentally and from substance use, and area youth will be modeling teen fashions courtesy of T.J. Maxx, Milford. Youth will also be getting their hair and make-up done by students from Paul Mitchell Beauty School of Rhode Island. DJ Ron Auger will be providing the music and entertainment for the night. 

There will be an entrance fee of $3 per person or $10 per family. All proceeds go back to the community!


For flier, click here.


2nd Annual MYC St. Pat's Dinner/Dance Fundraiser! 

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Join us for the 2nd Annual Milford Youth Center St. Pat's Dinner/Dance Fundraiser on Saturday, March 12th from 6:00pm- midnight!

The event will be catered by Oliva's and DJ Ron Auger will be providing music and entertainment. Tickets are $35.00 per person (Limited availability). Reserving tables of 8 accepted. All proceeds support the many programs of the Milford Youth Center.

For tickets and/or questions please e-mail or call 508-473-1756


For flier, click here.


First Friday Night Youth Event a Success!

Mark- Youth Council member

Over 70 local youth flocked to the Youth Center last Friday night from 7-10 pm to enjoy sports games, raffle prizes, pizza and a magician! Youth also learned about homelessness, a topic that the members of the JAG Youth Council decided to focus on for their first event. All who attended were charged a small fee of $2.00 per person or $1.00 if you donated a toiletry item. All donations will go to the Milford Housing Authority and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.     

"We are extremely proud of all the hard work that the JAG/MYC Youth Council members did to make this event happen. It was their ideas, their efforts and their event and it went off perfectly. Everyone who attended had a great time and look forward to the next event" - Juvenile Advocacy group/ Milford Youth Commission

We would like to thank the many local organizations and businesses that provided donations and raffles prizes: Zizi Pizza and Grill in Hopedale, McDonald's of Milford, South Bridge Pizza, Target of Milford, PINZ Entertainment, Dudley's Music, Robins Nest, Milford Sports Center, BVT and Tim Snow for doing caricatures. We would like to express a special thank you to all the volunteers and members of the JAG Youth Council, who worked for over a month to plan this event for the community.


Funding for "Find Yourself Fridays" is supported by the United Way of Tri-County Youth Venture Program and CHNA-6. The next Friday event will be held in March!


For more information, click here.
Support a Local Veteran!

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20 years ago Lisa Vasile was woken from a deep sleep at 4am with a call from her commanding officer.  The words will never leave her brain "Lt. Watters...we have gone to war; report for duty in MOP4 ASAP!" Lisa was 21 years old and scared to imagine the horrible injuries she was going to see.


According to Lisa, "Desert Storm was fast (but ugly)... "Black hawk down" was unspeakable.... I spent only 5.5 years in the Army and would never want to take that experience away from my life as I truly believe it built a stronger and more open me... and of course; I was so thankful that I never had an injury or saw things at the front line. However; there are so many who come home with many injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and psychiatric trauma (PTSD) and there are few places offered for the returning vets and their families."

This year Lisa will be running in a 9k through Boston to help raise money for these families and would be incredibly honored for your support.  All runners MUST raise $1000.00 If you can donate; please click on the link below - click on "support a runner" - and type in her name "Lisa Vasile."


To support Lisa, click here.

February 2011 After School Activities

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

A new program this month is our Dodge Ball Tournament. If you would like to participate you just need to come to the Youth Center on Monday, February 7th at 3:30pm. For flier and more information, click here.

The Youth Center will be open during February vacation Monday, Feb 21st - Friday, Feb. 25th from 10-5 pm.

For entire February calendar, click here.
Upcoming JAG meeting!

JAG LogoDue to the weather forcast our next JAG meeting will be changed to Wednesday, February 9th from 8:45-10:00 AM at the Milford Police Department. The meeting will focus on an acitivty on developmental assets. 


For more information, click here.

January 31, 2011
In This Issue
Youth Fashion Show
MYC Fundraiser
Friday Night Event
Run to Home Base
February Calendar
JAG Meeting
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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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