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February 2012

Milford Youth Center

After School Calendar and Thank you's! 

MYC YouthClick here  for our February 2012 after school calendar.


The Milford Youth Center would like to thank the United Way of Tri-County for their Hope for Holidays program that allowed for 20 gifts to be given to youth who attend the Center. We would also like to thank the 10 volunteers from Rockwell Automation that painted the basement floor for United Way's "Day of Caring."   


In addition, we would like to thank both Target and Troop 18 Boy Scouts of Milford for their generous donation towards our Holiday gift program for the Center.  


Finally, we would like to thank Scioli's Pizza Bar for the generous fundraiser on behalf of the Center, the Halloween donations from Michael Curry and the continued support of our Youth Events from Hannafords of Milford.  


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St. Pat's Dinner/Dance Fundraiser! 

MYC Youth The Milford Youth Center will host its third annual St. Pat's Dinner Dance and Fundraiser on Saturday, March 17th. Please help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 while enjoying music from DJ Rob DeLuca, great raffles prizes and a delicious dinner catered by Oliva's!


The evening, hosted at 24 Pearl St., starts at 7 p.m. and ends at midnight. There will also be a cash bar. Tickets cost $35 per person and donations are accepted. You may also reserve tables of 8. To purchase tickets please download form here and bring to Youth Center.


Any questions please call call 508-473-1756. or email:


4th Annual Fashion Show!  

2011 Fashion Show Join us at our 4th Annual "Dressed Up, Not Messed Up" Fashion Show on Saturday, February 11th at 6 PM!  


REMINDER to parents who signed up their child to pick out an outfit at TJ MAXX - this will take place on Tuesday, February 7th from 3-6:30 PM. If you would still like to sign up please email here by this Friday, Feb. 3rd. 


The theme of our show for the fourth year will be "Dressed Up, Not Messed Up". 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.  Each year the show gets better and better, with more youth participating and community involvement! TJ Maxx will be providing the outfits and BVT Cosmetology students will be doing the hair and make-up for the kids!

Next JAG Meeting  

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Please join us at our next JAG meeting on Wednesday, February 1st from 8:45-10 AM at the Milford Police Station. The meeting will discuss new tobacco products by Guest Speaker, Tina Grosowsky, MA Project Coordinator, Central MA Tobacco Free Community Partnership, Department of Psychiatry University of Massachusetts Medical School. 


For more information please contact Amy Leone

Enjoy the Superbowl at Pepperoncini's 

JAG logoCome enjoy the game at Pepperoncini's to help benefit the Youth Center. There will be a halftime raffle for a 32'' HD LCD TV and all proceeds will benefit the Center. Also take advantage of $6.99 large pizzas and 35-cent wings (dine-in only). Thank you Pepperoncini's for your support!  

Applebee's Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit The Milford Play Initiative  

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You can have pancakes for breakfast Saturday morning February 11th while helping to raise money for the Milford Play Initiative!

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar on 91 Medway Rd, Milford MA., in the Milford Plaza, is hosting the Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

Tickets cost $5 per person and children under 3 are FREE. It is a great way to socialize with other families and let people see  the Milford Play Initiative in action. We always are looking for volunteers (parents) to help run the event by waiting on tables, seating guests, clearing tables and a variety of other needed roles. 


The next Milford Play Initiative meeting is Thursday, February 23rd at 1 PM at the Milford Town Library. 


To purchase tickets, or to volunteer contact Amy Leone at 508-864-6509 or at

Two New Groups at Community Impact

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Are you dealing with your parent's separating or divorcing? Are you between the ages of 7 and 12? Do you want to talk to others going through the same things? If so, COME JOIN US on Thursday's, starting March 1st from 4-5pm. To sign up or for more information please contact Amy Leone at at 508-422-0242.


Join Serenity Hill Meditation Group, a guided meditation group aimed at managing stress and growing a deeper connection to your emotional and spiritual health. No meditation experience is required. For flier on times and cost please click here

Please call Jennifer Cipollini at 978-604-6588 to schedule your session(s) or email at


Both groups are located at Community Impact at 211 Main St. in Milford. 


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Fats and oils are part of a healthy diet and play many important roles in the body. Fat provides energy and is a carrier of essential nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E, K, and carotenoids.


All fats are not created equal.


Avoid trans-fat as it is shown to be bad for heart health. If the words partially hydrogenated oil appear in the ingredient list, the food contains trans-fat.


Support our Healthy Futures Initiatives trans-fat public education campaign by taking our quick survey at:


Interested in learning more about this campaign or getting involved in our Healthy Futures Initiative, contact Lauren Marciszyn, Director of Youth & Community Wellness at

The next Healthy Futures Meeting will take place on February 14th from 10-11:30 AM at Brookside Elementary School.


New Years "Find Yourself Friday" 

Event a Success!   

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Over 140 youth attended the first "Find Yourself Friday" youth event of the new year! This event was held at the Milford Youth Center on Friday, January 27th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM and included music, dancing, games and a special New Year's Ball Drop!


The JAG Youth Council decided to have the proceeds of the event to go to the Milford Play Initiative. The small entrance fee will go towards purchasing a piece of playground equipment for the new playground to be built at Fino Field. There will be a dedication on the equipment to the Milford Youth Center and JAG Youth Council!


Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the event including The Juvenile Advocacy Group, JAG Youth Council, the Milford Youth Center, CHNA-6, United Way of Tri-County, Hannafords of Milford, Milford High School Art Honor Society and to the many volunteers!


Funding for "Find Yourself Fridays" is supported by the United Way of Tri-County Youth Venture Program and CHNA-6. We would like to especially thank CHNA-6 for renewing our grant, allowing us to continue our "Find Yourself Friday" events!


Click here for more photos of event!

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February 1, 2012
In This Issue
MYC Calendar and Thank You's
MYC Dinner Dance Fundraiser
Fashion Show
JAG Meeting
Superbowl at Pepperoncini's
Milford Play Initiative
Community Impact Groups
The Skinny on the Fat
FYF a Success!
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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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