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July 2011

JAG Youth Council attends

SCI Youth Civic Showcase  

SCI Showcase

On Thursday June 2, 2011 eight members of the JAG Youth Council were invited to attend the 2011 SCI Youth Civic Showcase held at Girls Inc. in Lynn.

Each of the five youth councils in attendance made presentations on their accomplishments during the last year in promoting civic engagement in their communities. They also had the opportunity to meet and have discussions with other youths while participating in fun activities.

For more information and photos, click here.

JAG Youth Council end of the year celebration!

End of the year party

The JAG Youth Council celebrated their last meeting of the school year on Monday, June 20th with cake and certificates!

The Youth did an amazing job hosting "Find Yourself Fridays," which have been an enormous success with over 100 youth attending each month and donating to various charities, like Milford Housing Authority, Cell Phones for Soldiers, Best Buddies and Compassionate Care ALS.

Limo to drive-in
The Juvenile Advocacy Group, Milford Youth Center and JAG Youth Council would also like to thank Exceptional Limo for their generosity in providing a limo for our end of the year celebration at the Mendon Drive-in on June 26th.

For more information and photos, click here.

BBQ at Hannafords benefits Youth Center!

Jim and Hannaford



On Sat., June 18th, Hannaford Supermarket  hosted a Summer Celebrations BBQ, to raise money for the Milford Youth Center. 

The cookout raised $265 to support the programs at the Youth Center.


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Hannaford's has always been a big supporter of the Milford Youth Center and we are fortunate to have their support.  


Youth enjoying summer at  

Milford Youth Center Camp!

MYC summer camp at FenwayOur first week of summer camp could not have started off better! The weather was phenomenal and over 65 children had an incredible experience. A few of the weekly highlights were a trip to Fenway Park, the ropes and archery course at the Franklin YMCA and the live animal show that took place at the center.  

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This is this second season of the summer camp and each year we continue to grow and do more exciting things.

For registration and more information call 508-473-1756 or send an e-mail here for an application.


Four local youth to attend leadership summit in Milwaukee!

youth venture summit logoJacob Eosco 11, Sabrina Flores 12, Melissa Braza 13 and Mina Shehata 12, all members of the JAG Youth Council 

will be traveling to Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from July 28-July 31st for the Youth Venture Summit 2011.

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.This opportunity would not be possible without the generous and continuous support of the United Way of Tri-County.


For more information, click here.

Youth Garden built at Youth Center   

Youth Center garden

Milford Youth Center staff and youth worked hard to complete the creation of the first youth garden at the Youth Center! Tomatoes, strawberries and many more fruit & vegetables will be grown in raised garden beds thanks to a mini-grant awarded to MYC youth members. Youth recognized the importance of providing a healthy alternative to the members of the youth center - which this garden will now make available.  

For more information, click here.

Let's Build a Playground!

playgroundThere are three great ways to help support the Milford Play Initiative to build a community playground at Fino Field!


1. Attend our second Milford Play Initiative meeting on Monday, July 18th at 1PM at the Milford Town Library.

2.  Once a month, through June, July, and August Palmer Family Chiropractic will host a special New Patient Saturday. 20% of all proceeds will go directly to the playground. Click here for more information.

3. Donate! Click here to find out how you can make a tax deductible donation! 

Is your Teenager driving you NUTS?

Frustration imageIs your teenager driving you NUTS? If you said "yes", this group is for you! Join a group where you can discuss your teenagers... Vent about the good, the bad, and the ugly. Learn the strategies to live without screaming, slamming doors, and constant worry! Stop agonizing about your teen and get support from other mothers and experienced therapist; Amy Leone, MS, MA, LMHC. The cost is $10.00 per group session.


For more information, click here.  

Youth Empowerment Summit (YES)


YES As a result of decreased applications the YES summit has been canceled for August 18th and 19th. We will look to run this youth empowerment summitt again next year focusing on individual participants as well as groups. If you would like to be involved in next years planning please feel free to contact Amy leone at communityimpactinc@gmail.com

Where you @?
Developmental Assets Campaign

JAG logoOver the next year, JAG will be collaborating with these organizations to increase the knowledge of developmental assets. We will be holding a conference focusing on the developmental assets on September 23, 2011 through sponsorship from the CHNA-6, administering a social marketing campaign, making it part of our Find Yourself Friday events as well as exploring other avenues for success of the messages to the community for example implementation of Search Institute survey's in the Fall 2011. It is the plan at this time to promote monthly Developmental Assets through our campaign called "Where you @?" to all youth and community members to increase the protective factors for individuals and our community at large, while decrease risk factors around underage drinking and other high risk behaviors.


For more information developmental assets, click here.  

Milford Legion Baseball Golf Tournament

golf logoJoin us on Monday August 1, 2011 at Glen Ellen Country Club in Millis to help raise money for Milford Legion Baseball. A modified shotgun start will begin at 8:15 a.m. followed by a dinner at the club. Cost is $350/person or $500/foursome. For more information contact Jim Webber at 508-473-2272 or email: jcweb@comcast.net  

July 11, 2011
In This Issue
SCI Youth Showcase
JAG Celebration!
BBQ at Hannafords
MYC Summer Camp
Youth going to Leadership Summit
Garden at the MYC
Let's build a playground!
Is your teenager driving you nuts?
YES Summit Canceled
Developmental Assets Campaign
Golf Tournament
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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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