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May 2012

Milford Youth Center

After School Calendar and Updates! 

MYC Youth Click here  for our May 2012 after school calendar. This month the Youth Center will host the the second training session of the first Annual Training Combine. Join us Tuesday May 1st (today) for a training session from 3-4 PM. Start training for vertical jump, bench press, 40 yard dash and chin ups! The competition will culminate on Tuesday May 8th at 3 PM. All participants must pass in registration and payment of $10 by the finals. The first 50 youth signed up will receive a free t-shirt! All proceeds benefit the Milford Youth Center. This event is sponsored by Athletic Based Training and the Milford Rotary Club in accordance with Healthy Kids Month! Click here for flier and registration.   


The Milford Youth Center would like to thank the Milford Boy Scouts, Pack 67 Pack 67 Den 4 Webelows, for donating their time to plant flowers in front of the center! We would also like to thank the Milford Catholic Elementary School for their generous donation.  

MYC Summer Camp!

MYC Youth  Milford Youth Center Summer Camp registration is now open! Activities include weekly field trips and fun in-town activities! Camp will start Monday, June 18th. Applications need to be returned to Youth Center by June 1st.


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


The Milford Youth Center is also taking applications for Summer Camp Councilors. You may click here for an application.


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


*There will be no camp during the week of July 2-6*

JAG Youth Council
Next Find Yourself Friday and Updates!

MYC Youth Over 100 youth attended our second to last "Find Yourself Friday" youth event of the year! This event was held at the Milford Youth Center on Friday, April 27th from 6:30- 9:00 PM and included music, dancing, games and snacks!


The JAG Youth Council decided to host this event to The JAG Youth Council decided to have the proceeds of the event to go towards the Invisible Children campaign. After seeing the Kony 2012 video, JAG Youth Council members were inspired to help get the word out and become more knowledgeable about the issue. We would like to thank all the volunteers that help make these events possible. We would also like CHNA-6 and the United Way of Tri-County for their continued support. Click here to see photos.   


The next and last Find Yourself Friday event of the year will be held on Friday, June 1st. This final Find Yourself Friday will celebrate the end of the school year and the start of the summer! If you would like to volunteer at the event, email 


Next JAG Meeting  

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Please join us at our next JAG meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd  from 8:45-10 AM at the Milford Police Station.  


On a sadder note, as many of you know, Alyssa Wyman, community organizer for JAG and youth coordinator for JAG youth council, lost her home and all of her belongings in the big fire in Marlborough on Monday April 23rd.  She was able to grab her dogs and get out, but lost everything she owned.  We are taking up a collection on her behalf to help her get some basic items (clothing, household supplies).  If you would like to contribute, please feel free to bring a donation to the meeting or drop off at Community Impact 211 Main Street Milford Ma.  


For more information please contact Amy Leone

JAG Youth Council Members Looking to Fund Raise for 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

Milford Play Initiative Meeting  


The next Milford Play Initiative meeting is Monday, May 21st (time TBA) at the Milford Town Library. 


The Milford Play Initiative is a volunteer group aimed to raise awareness of the need and resources for a centrally located playground that offers a play space for all ages and connects families within the Milford Community.  


For more information click here.  



Are you concerned about Opiate and Prescription Drug use in our area?   


Join us for a community discussion. This discussion will educate young people, parents and our community on Opiate and Prescription Drug use, as well as the gateway drugs that can lead to this increasing epidemic.



When: May 23rd, 2012

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church (23 Pine Street Milford, MA 01757)


For more information, click here.  




Summer is a great incentive to transform your body and get swimsuit ready!


Get fit & fabulous in 42 days and have the chance to WIN $1000 by joining ABT SUMMER SHAPE-UP CONTEST!


Follow this link for more info on the summer shape of challenge.


Milford Lions 8th Annual Golf Tournament 



Enjoy a fun day of golf while supporting a great local cause! Join the Milford Lions on Friday, June 1st at Highlands Golf & Country Club in Grafton!   


Help support the Lions and their many wonderful causes. For more information on prices and how to reserve a spot, click here.   

Effects of Social Media on Teens  



Join in on a roundtable discussion on the effects of social media on teens. 


When: June 14, 2012

Time:7:00-8:30 PM

Where: Hockomock YMCA Franklin 


For more information, contact Shannon Sansonetti, M.A here.




Community Calendar 


    Visit our community calendar at 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
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In This Issue
MYC Calendar and Updates
MYC Summer Camp
JAG Youth Council Updates
JAG Meeting
Youth Leadership Summit
Milford Play Initiative Meeting
Opiate and Prescription Drugs
ABT Summer Shape-Up
Milford Lions Golf Tourney
Effects of Social Media

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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.