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January 2012

Milford Youth Center

January Events & After School Calendar  

MYC YouthHappy New Year from the Milford Youth Center! Click here  for our January 2012 after school calendar.


The Milford Youth Center and Juvenile Advocacy Group are hosting the first "Find Yourself Friday" Youth event of the new year on Friday, January 27th from 6-9 PM with a special New Years theme. All proceeds will go towards the Milford Play Initiative


We are looking to purchase a piece of equipment for the new playground set to be built at Fino Field! The piece of equipment will have a dedication to the Milford Youth Center and JAG Youth Council!


4th Annual Fashion Show!  

2011 Fashion Show

Join us for an informational and sign-up meeting for our 4th Annual "Dressed Up, Not Messed Up" Fashion Show!


The meeting will be on Tuesday, January 24th from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Milford Youth Center. Please bring a signed copy of photo release form to meeting. At the meeting, youth and their families, will sign up for hair and/or make-up and outfit times. The date of the fashion show is Saturday, February 11th at 6 PM. 


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!


If you have any questions, please contact jenward24@gmail.com


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 Thanks Community for Recent Donations! 

Whole Foods Collection

The Milford Youth Center would like to thank the Hockomock YMCA for selecting the Youth Center as the beneficiaries for this years giving tree at Whole Foods in Bellingham. We would also like to thank Whole Foods and their customer's for their generosity. Both organization's generosity helped brighten the Holidays for our youth!


The Milford Youth Center would also like to thank Jackie Heifner of Microsoft Corp. for supporting the Center with computer software needs. The new software allows us to centralize management of Youth Center computers from one central machine. 


Thank you Milford National Bank Foundation for your generous donation to the Youth Center. The Youth Center was one, of nine, local charities that were the beneficiaries of the Foundation's Holiday Outreach Program!


The Youth Center would like to thank the Medina Family (Rev. Jose Medina of New Jerusalem in Worcester, his wife Igdalia, Daughter's Jenny and Igdalia, and granddaughter, Jidalis) for making and donating curtains for the Youth Center. The family wanted to show their support and gratitude for the Center, after the Center has supported "My Little Grain of Sand," an effort to aid youth in the Dominican Republic. 


Finally, thank you to all the volunteers and community members who have supported the Center and donated their time over the last few months. Without the generosity of these local organizations and volunteers we would not have been able to continue to provide the youth and families of Milford the events and programs that we do!

Next JAG Meeting  

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Please join us at our next JAG meeting on Wednesday, January 4th from 8:45-10 AM at the Milford Police Station. The meeting will discuss developmental assets and the community grid, linking our community services to the developmental assets, as well as discussing an interative web design to see how you can put the developmental assets into affect in different areas of youth's lives. 


For more information please contact Amy Leone

Jingle Bell Jamboree and  

Parade a Success!

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The Milford Youth Center would like to thank everyone who attended our 3rd annual Jingle Bell Jamboree. Families enjoyed holiday crafts, music, an obstacle course, desserts made by all the Milford Girl Scout troops and pictures with Santa! We would also like to thank everyone who walked and participated in our Santa Parade float! We would specifically like to thank The Milford Girl Scouts, Palmer Family Chiropractor, Tim Snow, You Inc., Romey Connolly, Susan Braza, Brea Pham, The Milford Fire Department,  the numerous volunteers and the Milford Highway Department for donating a trailer bed for the Parade.  


For more photo's click here

From Milford to the Dominican Republic!

JAG logo Jenny Medina of Milford, Rev. Jose Medina of Framingham, Christine Daddario of Milford, Jen Ward, JAG Youth Council Coordinator, and Jidalis and Pedro Gonzalez, members of JAG Youth Council and Stacy Middle School, just returned from a volunteer trip in the Boca Chica region of Dominican Republic. 


During their time, the group was able to play sports, help prepare and serve meals, distribute sneakers (collected in September at the first "Find Yourself Friday" youth event at the Milford Youth Center) and t-shirts (donated by the Hockomock Area YMCA) to the local children in need. In addition, youth from the JAG Youth Council and Milford Girl Scouts created Holiday crafts for the children. As a type of Holiday cultural exchange, the youth in the DR returned the gesture and made Dominican flags, palm trees and bongos for the youth of Milford.


For more information about trip and photos, click here.  

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 Monday, January 16th at 1 PM at the Milford Town Library. 


To purchase tickets, or to volunteer contact Amy Leone at 508-864-6509 or at communityimpactinc@gmail.com

Community Calendar 


    Visit our community calendar at http://jagnetwork.org/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 jenward24@gmail.com
January 3, 2011
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Fashion Show
Thanks from MYC
JAG Meeting
Jingle Bell Jamboree and Santa Parade Success
Milford to the Dominican Republic
Milford Play Initiative
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