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May 2014

MYC Thanks the Community for Support!

The Milford Youth Center would like to thank the numerous organizations, groups, families and youth that have voiced their support for the renovation of the armory. You all are helping us show how important the Armory and the Center is for the community! We encourage more people to continue to write letters of support and show their presence on Wednesday, May 14th at the Finance Meeting and Monday, May 19th at Town Meeting! Both meetings will be held at 7 PM.


We also would like to invite all Town Meetings members to schedule a tour of the Center at their convenience by calling 508-473-1756 or email us!  As a Town Meeting member, we know the importance of making important decisions on behalf of the Town, especially in terms of its finances. We also recognize the importance of making decisions that will protect the future of our community. For these reasons, we feel strongly that it is the right thing to do for the Town of Milford to appropriate funds to renovate the Youth Center.  If you are unfamiliar with the Center, we promise you that once you enter this 103 year old historical treasure, you will realize the value it has for entire Milford community and what it has become to symbolize for its youth: a place of fortitude, safety, and protection.


Please visit our Facebook and website ( for daily testimonials and more up to date information on the project! Click here for video of kids expressing the importance of the the Center!

MYC Receives Community Impact Award!

On Thursday April 10th, the Milford Youth Center received a Community Impact Award at The United Way of Tri-County's Annual Recognition Event Breakfast! We would like to thank the United Way of Tri-County for this honor! We would not be able to accomplish everything we do without their continued confidence and support! 


Over 350 guests attended this event, where the United Way of Tri-County honors several volunteers, partners, programs, and supporters of the United Way of Tri-County. The theme this year was IN FOCUS: Gaining a new perspective on our community through the lens of the United Way. This years Special Guest Speaker was Harry GantzCo-producer and Director of the film American Winter a documentary shown on HBO. For more information and photos of event, click here

MYC on Milford TV!

The Milford Youth Center would like to thank Milford TV and Al Correia for allowing us to come on set to discuss the MYC renovation article for this year's Annual Town Meeting on May 19th! 


We would like to especially thank the numerous MYC After School members that joined us to talk about how important the Armory and the Youth Center program is for them and the community as a whole!

MYC After School Program
May Updates!
MYC Youth


We would like to welcome you and your family to the ninth 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 May Calendar! Make sure you check your calendar dates on that we will be closed and/or different hours. We will be remaining open on Wednesday, May 14th (Finance Meeting) and Monday, May 19th (Town Meeting) from 6-7 PM for all those who will be joining us to show their support for the renovation of the Youth Center! We will also be closed, Friday, May 9th because the MYC will be participating in the Milford Relay for Life event! 


The Milford Youth Center after school program is open for youth ages 8-18, free of charge, from 2-6 pm Monday through Friday (unless otherwise noted on our calendar). We see over 200 youth every day, through this program and the many community and sports organizations that utilize the facility. All participants must fill out a registration form to be a member. Once this form is returned to the Center, the member will be provided with an ID barcode to be placed on the back of their Milford Student ID's (once they are issued). This will be how Youth Center staff will track attendance. Therefore, all members are required to bring in their Milford School ID's in order to enter the facility. For the MYC Code of Conduct, click here. You can find out all up-to-date info at our website.  

If you would like to volunteer, donate, or run a program during next school year's after school program please call or email the Center. Click here for volunteer form! The Milford Youth Center would like to thank the numerous volunteers, individuals and organizations that allow us to continue to grow and provide a safe and fun environment for the Youth of Milford! We would like to specifically thank this month: United Way of Tri-County, Teachers Driving Academy, Christine Daddario, Brandon Fishwick, John Delude, and Daniel & Carol Glennon! 

Support our MYC & JAG
Relay for Life Team!

The JAG Youth Council and Milford Youth Center has signed up to participate in the Relay for Life of Greater Milford for the second year in a row! 


The JAG Youth Council decided that they wanted to participate in Milford's Relay for Life on May 9th 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. 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. To donate to the MYC & JAG team, click here. To see photos from last year's event, click here The group will also be collecting sneakers at the event for youth in need in the Dominican Republic! 

Youth Fashion Show!


Join us for our 5th Annual "Dressed Up, Not Messed Up" Fashion Show on Saturday, May 17th at 6 PM at the Milford Youth Center.  This year we will have an actual lifted RUNWAY! A special thank you for the generous donation of lumber from Kevin Rudden! This allowed Youth Center staff and volunteer John Delude, to complete the catwalk during April Vacation!


The theme of our show for the fifth year will be "Dressed Up, Not Messed Up". Through this event we plan 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 will increase youth self-esteem and attitudes toward their body image.  Each year the show gets better and better, with more youth participating and community involvement! 


The Fashion Show is sponsored by the Milford Youth Center & the Juvenile Advocacy Group. This event would not be possible without:

TJ Maxx of Milford, Shea Originals, Custom Creations, BVT Cosmetology Students & Independent Beauty Consultant, Kara Geromini!  The show is sponsored by the Milford Youth Center and the Juvenile Advocacy Group.



  • TJ MAXX Fittings are Wednesday, April 14th from 3-6:30 PM (Must be sign up for specific time)
  • Must be at the Center for run-through of show on Saturday, May 17th at 4:30 PM!
If you have any questions or would like to participate please call 508-473-1756 or email us at . The event will cost $3/person or $10/person to come watch the show! 
MYC Summer Camp Info Now Available! 

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! 
JAG Meeting

Please join us for our next JAG meeting on Wednesday, May 7th at 8:45 am at the Milford Police Station Training Room. This will be our first meeting after our successful 2nd Annual Networking Breakfast - "Connecting the Pieces." Click here for photo's from the event!  


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.

Town Park Renovations!

The Milford Play Initiative is proud to announce the completed renovations of the Town Park Playground located at the corner of Congress and Spruce St. 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. The collaboration among this committee increases the resources available and community ownership of this initiative.


The completion of this playground would not have been possible without the generous donations from Milford Regional Medical Center, McIntye Loam, Milford National Bank and Trust Company, Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, Karl Bright Insurance Company and the

Milford Mom's Club. We would also like to take this opportunity to thanks all other corporate and businesses, individuals, families and all participants of our Annual 5k and Family Run who helped make this dream a possibility.


We would like to note the following pieces of playground equipment were purchased and donated by the following: Front loader: Donated in memory of James "Slatts" Slattery, Spinner Bowl: Donated by JAG and the Milford Youth Center and Spica: Donated by Palmer Family Chiropractic.


The Committee would like to thank Scott Crisafulli-Highway Department, Mike Brushani and all members of the Milford Parks Dept., and Jim LeBrun from KOMPAN Playground Equipment ( Without all of your support and dedication this would not have been possible. Together we collaborated and have proven that collaboration and coordination within our community can bring positive changes for the families in the Town of Milford!
DBT Group

Community Impact Inc. is offering a DBT Group Therapy Group, starting 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 May Calendar (Framingham) for their Parent Partnership Support Groups. Groups include:

  • Parent Support Groups
  • Celebrating Young Adults
  • What to do when your Child/youth is in Mental Health Crisis

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


For Waltham's Parent Support Group's May calendar, click here. For more information, contact Kelley Daron, Parent Support Coordinator at


Wayside's Homicide Bereavement Program: 

Wayside's Trauma Intervention services offers individual, group, and family counseling to those who have been affected by homicide, including vehicular homicide. These services are available, free of charge, to anyone ages 5 and up, in the Blackstone Valley, Assabet Valley, and Metrowest areas. 


Please contact Ross Steinborn at 508.478.6888;106, or by email at for more information.



    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
May 5, 2014
In This Issue
MYC Thanks the Community for Support!
MYC Receives Community Impact Award!
MYC on Milford TV!
MYC After School program
Relay for Life
Youth Fashion Show!
MYC Summer Camp
JAG Meeting
Relay for Life
Help the Youth Center Basketball Tournament
Zumba at the MYC
DBT Group
Free Community Meals in Milford
Wayside Youth & Family Programs



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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.