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May 2011

Youth Event TONIGHT at  

Milford Youth Center! 

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The JAG Youth Council and Milford Youth Center look to continue the success of their first three "Find Yourself Friday" events TONIGHT
(Friday, April 29th)
from 7-10 pm.
The event will include music, dancing, open gym, raffles, snacks and an area to watch the movie "The Game Plan!"   

This month, the youth decided to have half of the proceeds go to Milford's Best Buddies program (an organization which pairs students with developmental disabilities with other students for friendship and support) during Autism Awareness Month.

For more information, click here.  

Milford Youth Center Summer Camp Registration now open!

MYC summer camp 2010Milford Youth Center Summer Camp registration is now open! Activities include arts and crafts, ropes course, swimming, canoeing and more. Please click here to find out more information about the camp and for registration forms.   

The Milford Youth Center is also taking applications for Summer Camp Councilors.

Please stop into the Center, call 508-473-1756 or email milfordyouthcenter@comcast.net for an application.


Mini-Grant's Available!   

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On May 30th the 2011 SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon was held in Boston. The event was a tremendous success, with 355 guests and over $73,000 raised to support SCI's efforts to develop social capitalists. Social Capital Inc. is a non-profit organization based out of Woburn that looks to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives.

SCI is currently working on this mission and vision in 9 Massachusetts locations, including Milford. SCI currently has an SCI AmeriCorps member serving in conjunction with JAG and the Milford Youth Center to build youth leadership opportunities through the efforts of the JAG Youth Council.

As a result of the luncheon success, the JAG Youth Council was granted $1,000 to give out mini-grants. These mini-grants will be given to youth-initiated projects, where youth must come up with the idea for the project, and complete the application with an adult acting in a strictly advisory role. Grant requests must be between $100-$1,000. Applications are due by May 20th.

For more information and application, click here.

Lifetime Achievement Awarded to  

Paul Seaver

Paul SeaverOn Thursday, April 7, 2011, the United Way of Tri-County was honored to award Mr. Paul Seaver, Chairman of the Milford Youth Commission, the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was established to recognize an individual in MetroWest who has demonstrated consistent dedication throughout their careers to improve the quality of life in our communities and inspire others to serve.


Along with Mr. Seaver's Lifetime Achievement Award, the Milford Youth Center was awarded the 2011 Community Partner of the year award in recognition of their continued support of the United Way of Tri-county.

For more information, click here.   

Young Mom's Playgroup    

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If you are a young mom, age 22 and under, join Amy Leone of Community Impact and her son for free weekly "Young Mom's Playgroup."  


Come be part of some great conversation about the trials and tribulations of being a new mom. Meetings are on Mondays at 11:30 AM (located in Milford Family & Community Network Play Center at the Shining Star Early Childhood Center Door 19 A.

For more information, click here.

Upcoming JAG meeting!

JAG LogoThe next JAG meeting will be held at 8:45am at the Milford Police Station, on May 4th. We will go over the plans from last meeting as well as having a guest speaker, Ellen Freedman come and discuss the new Greater Milford Health Access Grant to gather more of a community perspective on things.  


For agenda and attachment on Greater Milford Health Access Coalition, click here .

Community Baby Shower!

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Are you having a new baby or are you new to parenting? Come celebrate with other expecting mothers on Thursday, May 19th from 1-4 PM at St. Mary's Church Parish Hall on 17 Winter St. in Milford.

Come for free food, prizes, gift bags, and workshops!


For more information and contact information, click here
May 2011 After School Activities

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Join us this April for our after school activities. Every month the Youth Center has daily scheduled activities available to our members.  

The Milford Youth Center will hosting its final "Find Yourself Friday" Youth event for the year on May 27, 2011 from 7-10 PM. More information about event will be available at a later date.     

For entire May calendar, click here .

Thank you Braza Construction! 

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The Milford Youth Center would like to thank Braza Construction and the entire Braza family for the incredible job they did repairing the stairs at the Milford Youth Center.   When Paul Braza noticed the stairs deteriorating he went forward and asked his father Joe to assess the stairs and see what could be done. Joe saw the need and got his crew together to make all the necessary repairs. The Children of our community are extremely fortunate to have such caring families and businesses, such as Braza Construction, to help support the Youth Center.


For more information and photos, click here.

Local Boy Scouts plant flowers at  

Youth Center 

L- R  Paul Mahoney, Jacob Desmond, Justin Braza, Jason Graceffa, and Jacob Boulos

Recently the Bears from Pack 67 in Milford, under the direction of leader Susan Braza, planted flowers at the Milford Youth Center. This pack has their meetings regularly at the Youth Center and is always working on projects to make the Center more inviting.  


The Milford Youth Center is very pleased to have them here and grateful for all the great work they do to help the facility!      

Running for a good cause!

Photo of Erika RobertsonOn Monday April 18th Milford resident Erika Robertson ran the Boston Marathon for Team Micky Ward Charities. After the race, Erika hosted a fundraiser at the Italian Vets to benefit the Milford Youth Center- raising over $1,300!  


The Milford Youth Commission would like to congratulate and thank Erika for her amazing accomplishment and generous contribution to the Youth Center. Without the support of local organizations and individuals, like Erika, we would not be able to offer all the programs and events we do for the youth of Milford.   

Think Green

to benefit Milford Youth Center!

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For a 25 cents a pound, Cartridge World (located in Stop and Shop Plaza in Milford) will donate proceeds to the Milford Youth Center. Drop off your old computers & printers for responsible recycling at Cartridge World Milford This is a great cause, so please pass the word along and get rid of your old equipment there or drop off at the youth center.



For more information, click here.

Golf Tournament Fundraisers! 

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There arethree upcoming golf tournaments to sign up for this May-Enjoy a fun day of golf while supporting some great local causes! 


1. "Fundraisers for Playgrounds" Golf Tournament on Monday, May 16th.   

For "Fundraisers for Playgrounds" flier, click here.

2. 2nd Annual MGSL Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 18th to benefit Milford Girls Softball League. For flier, click here.

3. Milford Lions 7th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 20th.  

For Milford Lions flier, click here.  

Road Race Fundraisers for Milford Playgrounds! 

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There are two road races coming up in May to support Milford playgrounds:


1. 4th annual Milford 5K Road Race, 1 Mile Fun Run and Tots Sprint. This year we will be raising money for our Milford Playgrounds. The Theme for the race is A Day For "Play". It will take place Saturday, May 21st. Volunteers needed for day of event as well! For more information and registration forms, click here.  


2. 1st annual Shinning Star Family Fitness 5k Run and 1/4 mile Fun Run. Proceeds will benefit the fund to build a wheelchair-accessible playground. It will take place on Sunday, May 22nd. For more information and flier, click here.  

April 29, 2011
In This Issue
Youth Event Tonight!
MYC Summer Camp
Mini-grants available
Lifetime Acheivement Award
Young Mom's Playgroup
JAG Meeting
Community Baby Shower
May MYC Calendar
Braza Construction
Boy Scouts plant flowers
Running for a Good Cause
Think Green
Golf Tourney Fundraisers
Road Race Fundraisers
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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.

JAG/MYC Monthly Newsletter will be e-mailed at the beginning of every month; please submit listing by May 25th to get in the June Newsletter by e-mailing SCI AmeriCorps Member Jennifer Ward at jward@jagnetwork.org

Amy Leone: communityimpactinc@gmail.com
phone: 508.864.6509
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