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July 2012
MYC Summer Camp!

MYC YouthThe Milford Youth Center is still taking summer camp registrations (with the exception of July 9 - 13)!


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. 


To find out more information on camp schedule click here, and for registration forms click here.  


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


We would like to thank Stanley Herbert Brown, Milford Federal Bank, EZ Car Wash, Att. James Wittorff and of course the United Way of Tri-County for their generous donations. 

Final "Find Yourself Friday"
a Huge Success!

MYC Youth The Milford Youth Center and the Juvenile Advocacy Group would like to thank everyone who helped make our final Find Yourself Friday of the school year such a success! Over 200 youth celebrated the last day of the after school program and the beginning of the summer with us! The event was held during the after school program from 2:15- 6PM on Friday, June 15th.  


The event was free for all youth who attended and included a DJ, dancing, games, a jumpie and a dunk tank! All proceeds will go towards helping send JAG Youth Council members to a Youth Leadership Summit in Washington DC this summer! For more information on the summit click here:  


We would like to thank all the volunteers, Steve Cassinelli and Musician Resource Center, Hannafords of Milford, United Way of Tri- County, Youth Venture, CNHA-6 and Do Something Good for supporting our Find Yourself Friday events.


Fore more photos, click here.  

JAG Youth Council Members  

Looking to Attend  

Youth Leadership Summit in DC 

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JAG Youth Council members look forward to attending the annual Youth Venture Summit this year in Washington DC. Last year four members attended the leadership summit in Milwaukee. 

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.

If anyone would like to help sponsor and/or donate so more Youth can attend this year, please contact Amy Leone at or 508-864-6509. For photos from last year's summit, click here.


For more information please contact Amy Leone

Two New United Way Youth Venture Teams Launch at Milford Youth Center 

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Congratulations to members of the Milford Youth Center's and JAG Youth Council's newly launched United Way Youth Venture teams, MYC Youth Got Game and Tutti Fruiti Snack Shack!

These young innovators have been devoting their Wednesday afternoons to developing solutions to community issues in Milford and beyond. After months of hard work and planning, they have achieved approval from a Selection Panel of their community leaders for two $1000 seed grants to finance their service projects.
Both grants were awarded by United Way's Youth Venture program. For more information on grants and the Youth Venture program, click  here.
JAG Youth Council Receives
 DoSomething Grant! 

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The Juvenile Advocacy Group, JAG Youth Council, and Milford Youth Center would like to thank for awarding us a $500 grant for our Find Yourself Fridays Project! provides youth with opportunities to start service projects, as well as connect with other change makers, and apply for seed grants. For more information, visit
Banking on Youth Video Competition 

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The JAG Youth Council submitted three video's to the Banking on Youth Competition and received Honorable Mention for them!  


The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) Foundation and banks from all across the country have partnered with Ashoka's Youth Venture to bring you the Banking on Youth competition! The Banking on Youth competition received nearly 180 applications from youth all across the country.  


The youth submitted the video's to help fund for the Youth Leadership Summit in DC and to support their projects but unfortunately, the youth did not receive any cash prizes for their videos. The youth still enjoyed the process and look forward to continuing their Youth Venture projects!


To see video's click here:

1. ER for the DR 

2. MYC Youth Got Game 

3. Find Yourself Friday 


JAG Youth Council goes to Pawsox Game!

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The JAG Youth Council enjoyed their end of the year celebration at the Pawsox game on Thursday, June 28th!


The JAG Youth Council planned and held seven "Find Yourself Friday" events at the Milford Youth Center, along with participating in numerous community fundraisers and events! The game was a special way to thank the group for all their efforts in helping make Milford a safer place for their peers and themselves! 


For more photos, click here.  

Healthy Futures Milford 
"Little Engine that Could"  

Healthy Futures Milford thanks all those who helped make our first stamp installation on June 21st in front of the Milford Town Library a great successes. The installation, brief reception and kids' activities from 10:30 - 11:30 hosted by the library received very positive feedback. This sidewalk stamp with the message, All Aboard for a Healthy Milford, is one of twelve proposed stamps along the Little Engine that Could Historic Walk.


The "Little Engine that Could" Historic Walk identifies downtown historic sites and encourages families to walk and learn about Milford's history. The stamp has been generously donated by Hannaford's Supermarket and the installation will piggyback on the Downtown Revitalization Project and repair work with the support of Milford Highway Department.


Stay tuned for future activities organized by the Healthy Futures Coalition. We will be kicking off a Rethink Your Drink Challenge in the coming weeks. Consider taking part in this campaign by pledging to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.


Healthy Futures Milford is a community-driven coalition committed to promoting healthy eating and active living through programs, projects and policies, making the healthy choice the easy choice. For more information click here.  
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   


**Community Impact would like parents to be aware of the new drug,  "bath salts."  They are being cleverly sold at gas stations and convenience stores near college campuses.  ER visits are staggering and the hallucination  described are not like LSD but violent and disturbing.  

For more information, click here. ** 

HeartSong Mentoring 

HeartSong Mentoring is currently accepting youth into it's one-on-one activities-based youth mentoring program.They provide adult role models to children and youth ages 8-14 in the Milford and Hopkinton area. HeartSong considers children from single parent households, as well as those struggling in school or at home. They train, screen and supervise their volunteer mentors. The program is free to mentees, and youth are matched based on their interests.  Some of the currently available mentors enjoy doing crafts, as well as a variety of hobbies, activities and fun outings. There is also an available mentor who received his degree in family counseling, specializing in addictive behaviors, as well as a social worker who provides the mentoring team with advice.

Please see their website at  or contact the director, Dana Barberio at for more information.   

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.    

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.



For more information, see the attachments below, or contact Tamara Palmer at, or Amy Leone at

For all participant forms, click here.

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    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
June 9, 2012
In This Issue
MYC Summer Camp
Find Yourself Friday!
Youth Leadership Summit
Youth Ventures!
DoSomething Grant
Banking on Youth Results
Pawsox Game!
Healthy Futures Milford
Community Impact Info
Brown Bag Lunch/Dinner
Milford Road Race

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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.