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June 2014

Town Meeting Supports the Renovation of the Milford Youth Center!

On Monday, May 19, 2014, Milford Town Meeting members overwhelmingly approved, with a 155 to 8 vote, to allocate the funds necessary to renovate the Center! The Milford Youth Center staff, Commission, and Renovation Committee are all very thankful and ecstatic about this outcome and look forward to moving forward! 


We would like to express a special thanks to all the groups and individuals that expressed their support through this process! We would especially like to thank the youth and families that came out in full force on the night of Town Meeting! "As you came here tonight and walked past the throng of young children on the sidewalk fighting for something that they care about, that they know, that they love - isn't that what we want our young people doing?" - Selectman Brian Murray at Town Meeting #MYCstrong 

MYC After School Program
June Updates!
MYC Youth


We would like to welcome you and your family to the tenth and final month of this school year's Milford Youth Center After School Program! 


Some of these programs this month include the JAG Youth Council, Arts & Crafts, Kids Choice, Homework Help, Movie Day, and many other daily physical fitness activities/open gym. Click here for our full June Calendar (The last day of the After School program will be Thursday, June 19th)!


Please also join us for our final Find Yourself Friday of the school year, on Friday, June 13th, from 2:15-6 PM! The event will be free admission with snacks and drinks for sale! The event will include music, raffles, and a jumpy & dunk tank! New this year will also be: MYC Seaver Scholarship presentation, sports competitions, and a talent hour! If you would like to volunteer at this event, please contact us at Click here for the flier to share! 

MYC & JAG participate in the Relay for Life!

The JAG Youth Council and Milford Youth Center participated in the Relay for Life of Greater Milford for the second year in a row!

The JAG Youth Council and Milford Youth Center decided that they wanted to participate in Milford's Relay for Life on May 9th-May 10th to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. Relay teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around the high school track. Relay events are up to 24 hours in length and, because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. The MYC & JAG team reach their goal and raised over $3,000 for the event! We would like to thank everyone who supported our team with donations! For more photos of the event, click here

Youth Fashion Show a Huge Success!


We would like to thank everyone that helped make our 5th Annual "Dressed Up, Not Messed Up" Youth Fashion Show a success this year! We would specifically like to thank: TJ MAXX of Milford, Custom Creations, Blackstone Valley Tech's Cosmetology Department, Shea Originals, Milford TV, Town Crier, Kevin Rudden, John Dulude, Christine Daddario, Canaan Daddario, Kara Geromini, Gail Geromini, Pedro Gonzelez, Jenny Medina, Mike Rivera, Torie Williams, Cody Ficher, the Smith Family, MYC & JAG staff, and all the amazing youth participants!


Through this event we look 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 helps to increase youth self-esteem and attitudes toward their body image. For Town Crier photos of the event, click here. For Youth Center photo's, click here. Once the video is ready we will share that as well!

Register for our MYC Summer Camp Today!


Milford Youth Center Summer Camp registrations are open and filling up! Activities include weekly field trips and fun in-town activities! Some trips include Canobie Lake Park, Basketball Hall of Fame, Ice-skating, Pinz Entertainment, Water Wizz, Captain John Whale Watching, Boston Trip (Senate House Tour, etc.), and Onset Beach! In-town activities include Fino Pool, the Town Park, and activities at the Center!


Camp will start Monday, July 7th. Camp will run from 8 am-4 pm for $135 per week or $40 per day. There is an extended day option from 4-5 pm for an extra $10 per day.  All payments are due the Monday of the camp week attending. Applications need to be returned to Youth Center as soon as possible in order to reserve a spot! For registration form, click here. For weekly schedule here.


If there are any local businesses or organizations that would like to sponsor a camper this summer please contact the Center! Every year we receive donations that help make camp available for local youth in need! It is possible to sponsor an individual camper or a family! Please contact us if you would like to participate!


All trips are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen issues. Campers must bring bathing suit, towel, Sunscreen, sneakers, socks, water bottle, snacks, and a lunch every day to camp! Camp-t-shirts must be worn on Monday field trips!


For more information:

Click here for 2014 Summer Camp Counselor applications. Please return to the Center by June 13, 2014. Must be 16+ to apply! 
2nd Annual MYC Seaver Scholarship Awarded!


Congratulations to George Chakalos and Helayne Dugan for being awarded the Milford Youth Center Seaver Scholarship at this year's Senior Awards night! This is the second year of the award and we hope to continue to offer it for years to come. 


This scholarship was created, in honor and in memory of, our former Chairman Paul Seaver. The scholarship was created thanks to a United Way Youth Venture Grant and is sustained through our MYC Youth Got Game Sports Nights/Find Yourself Fridays Youth Events, donations, and fundraisers (Thank you Paul Seaver Jr. & HOOP CREW LLC)! 

Milford Rotary Club meets at the MYC!


We would like to thank the Milford Rotary Club for joining us this month at the Center! The Rotary Club held their monthly meeting at the Center and toured the facility! 


We would like to also thank them for always being a such a generous supporter of our program! Click here for Town Crier article. 



JAG Meeting

Please join us for our next JAG meeting on Wednesday, May 4th at 8:45 am at the Milford Police Station Training Room. This will be our final meeting before we break for the summer! The Juvenile Advocacy Group (JAG) provides an opportunity for youth, parents, community agencies, schools, state and local institutions, volunteers and our faith communities to network, coordinate services, identify and respond to emerging needs in the Greater Milford community. Through youth-adult collaboration JAG seeks to engage all sectors in the Greater Milford Area to promote healthy development for youth and families by reducing substance use, lowering risk factors and strengthening protective factors.


Teachers Driving Academy
 2013-2014 Classes!

2014 classroom schedule for the Milford TDA is available here. You can find more information and the registration form when you click on the link! 


The Milford Youth Center is pleased to partner with the Teachers Driving Academy to offer students a great program, at a reasonable price, with the added convenience of taking classes right at school! Every registration fee is made out the Milford Youth Center as a donation from TDA. We are very grateful for this collaboration and support!     

ZUMBA at the Youth Center!

The Milford Youth Center now offers Zumba Fitness (r), the most fun and effective workout, ever! 


Zumba is held Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm!


$5 drop in fee, No registration required. Just walk in and party your self into shape with instructor Marilia Bonorino



Help the Youth Center
Basketball Tournament! 

Jay Resto, owner of Jay's Classic Barbershop in Milford, will be hosting the 1st Annual "Help the Youth Basketball Tournament". The event will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm at the Milford Town Park.  The Tournament will be a 5 on 5 Basketball game (Milford Classic Barbers vs. Customers)! There will be food, a DJ, and raffle giveaways!

Jay's Classic Barbershop is asking for sponsorship from local businesses! By giving to this event you will be supporting the Milford Youth Center and helping provide assistance to those in our community. Specifically, your donation will help sponsor a family in need of assistance to attend the MYC Summer Camp program. The Milford Youth Center offers an eight week, affordable summer camp every year. Activities include weekly field trips and fun in-town activities. As a sponsor your name will be placed on the Milford local newspapers and banners that publicize the event. As well as announced verbally at the event itself. If you have any questions or concerns in the please contact Jay Resto at 508-840-8776.

Help Support Milford Softball!

Hit a home run at Landscape Depot this Spring! When you purchase your mulch this Spring you are supporting Milford Softball! All you have to do is mention "Milford Softball" at the time of purchase and Landscape Depot will donate $3.00 per yard of mulch sold! 


Landscape Depot is located at 55 Dilla St. For more information, ask for Tim Dwyer at 508-478-9100 or check out

Be Smart About Safety

Sign up at to be better protected in an emergency. You can sign up and create a Safety Profile for your household to give 9-1-1 valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and even vehicles that will automatically display on the 9-1-1 call taker's screen when you make an emergency call.  These details can save seconds or even minutes during an emergency.


Smart911 is private and secure and provided for free by the Milford Police Department.

DBT Group

Community Impact Inc. is offering a DBT Group Therapy Group, starting today, June 2nd, 2014 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. The group will last 12 weeks and most insurance are accepted. 


Group participants will learn skills that will quite the body relating to the emotional mind that leads to stress, behavior of intense emotions that lead to intense choices. Participants at the end of the group will learn to be more effective in meeting their goals and improve their self-respect in order to make calm choices that lead participants to feeling better about themselves.

To register, log onto group therapy tab 
Free Community Meals in Milford!


There are free meal options in Milford and all are welcome! Meals are available almost everyday of the week! 


For different locations for different days, please click here



Wayside Youth & Family Programs

Parent Support Groups/Events: 

Click here to check out Wayside's June Calendar (Framingham) for their Parent Partnership Support Groups. Groups include:

  • Monday Morning Parents Support Group
  • Transition from School to Summer with your Child/Youth
  • Caring for the Caregiver

For more info, contact Ann Killion, Parent Support Coordinator at 508-620-0010 x194 or



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Town Meeting Success
MYC After School program
Relay for Life
Youth Fashion Show
MYC Summer Camp
MYC Seaver Scholarship
Milford Rotary Club
JAG Meeting
Help the Youth Center Basketball 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.

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.

The MYC & JAG work together to provide resources and opportunities for youth to make healthy decisions. The MYC & JAG have worked to provide local youth with the necessary activities and events that help them develop physically, mentally, socially and emotionally through their childhood years. By providing Milford youth with these types of programs and a safe environment during the after school hours and during our monthly events, we hope to address adolescent risk factors as well as promoting the partnership among community members to ensure a comprehensive vision and plan for the health of the youth in the town of Milford.