December 2017
 After School Program - December 2017!

December: the last month of the year; it flies by way too fast! Speaking of flying we hope we will have tons of flying snowflakes for the welcome Santa parade TODAY, December 3rd! You are welcome to join us and our Emoji themed float to walk, ride, and throw candy! If you want to come along we will be meeting at 3:15 in the Friendly's parking lot (17 Medway Rd). The parade will start around 4. Dress warm!! 

We have a bunch of new programs for the month of December, along with our regularly scheduled pro gramming. Check it out!

Our new programs for the month of November are:

*Cardio Dance Jam- This class will be taught by Lisa Kohne who is certified by the American Fitness and Aerobics Association and the National Association for Sports Medicine in primary group exercise instruction. This class will be a fun mix of hip hop, Zumba, and cardio.
  • Batting Cage Practice- The batting cages will be led by two of our newest staff members who are also members of the Milford Softball team. Madison Bonvino and Kelley Reichert will oversee youth who would like to use our batting cages. They will learn proper techniques and skills of the sport in a controlled, safe environment.
  • Weight Room (14+): During Batting Cage practice, Youth ages 14 and older will be allowed to use our weight room.
  • IMPROV- We are very excited to offer two IMPROV classes taught by Karen Kelly who is an actress from IMPROV Boston. The kids will be exposed to acting, fun games, and props, and get a chance to experience standup comedy. It is said that even if you don't want to be an actor everyone should experience an IMPROV class once in their life as it helps you face your fears, think faster, increase confidence, take healthy risks, and problem solve.

Our regular/returning scheduled programs are:

Open Gym- Open gym is a non-structured program where youth are allowed free play and choice of activities in the gym as well as the rest of the youth center (lounge and game room).

  • Homework Help- Homework help is at 3:00. We also have tutoring available for free. If you would like to take advantage of this service please email us to set up an appointment.
  • Sewing- Sewing is led by the very knowledgeable Lisa White with helpers Christine Daddario, and Darlene Dulude. We have made pajama shorts, hats and scarves, friendship bracelets and lots of fun other stuff. Join us as soon as this class with Lisa will end after December.
  • Career and College Advising- This class is led by our Program Coordinator, Christine Daddario. For youth ages 14 and up who would like to start working or need help applying to colleges. The majority of work focuses on resume building, job searching, college applications and how to fill out a FAFSA.
  • Crafts- Crafts is also led by Christine Daddario, with help from volunteer Darlene Dulude. The class is all about fun and creativity, and a lot of experimenting from Pinterest. We use a lot of up-cycled materials so youth learn about re-using and the benefits is has on the environment. For the month of December we are focusing on holiday related crafts.

MYC Youth Council- The MYC Youth council is blowing up this year and we keep acquiring new members. There is still room to join the council if you are interested and join them for our Santa parade!!

  • Nutrition- Led by Christine Daddario, who has a BS in Nutrition, with help from volunteer Darlene Dulude. The class will focus on making easy and fun recipes as well as tasting new foods. Youth will also be shown the importance of healthy eating through modeling and will be encouraged to make behavior changes through discussion and staff guidance.
  • Science Club- Led by Victoria Williams, the science club will be a place where youth can go to learn, talk, and experiment with all things science. From discussions to watching experiments, as well as making their own, the science club is a fun and exciting spot for any youth interested in science.

Yoga- Taught by Cindi Scrimgeour. For Cindi, yoga and mindfulness provide a source of strength and calm in her daily life. Cindi is pursuing a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, and teaches yoga for wellbeing. Cindi feels so sure about the benefits of yoga (both on and off the mat), that she became a RYT200 yoga instructor to share the benefits with others. Mindfulness & curiosity help to keep her and those she teaches, grounded in the present moment. Thank you again to Milford Regional Hospital for funding this program for us!


*Nail salon - The nail salon will be Holiday themed this month. Stop by to get your nails done by our talented Assistant Director, Katie Covell!


Important Updates:


* Youth Center after school members are invited to meet at 3:15pm on Sunday, Dec. 3rd to be a part of our Emoji themed float for the Santa parade! Meet behind the Big Y (old Hannaford's) and dress appropriately for the weather.**


*We will be open from 10:30 am-3 PM on the Half Day, December 8th)


* We will have limited programming the week of December 18th as we prepare for Holiday events.


* We will be open on the Holiday break (the 26th-29th) from 12-3 daily.

The Milford Youth Center's after school program is open for youth ages 8-18, free of charge for Milford residents and students, from 2-6 pm Monday through Friday (check monthly calendar for any changes). All Youth members must be picked up by time of closing (unless they walk home). Pick up is outside of the building on 24 Pearl St. There may be additional permission forms to participate, due to some programs being held off site (Transportation is not provided). The game room, gymnasium and lounge, will be opened daily. For registration form, click here (forms are available in Spanish and Portuguese on our website
Central Tavern Dinner Fundraiser!

Central Tavern in Milford will be hosting a Buffet Style Spaghetti Supper to help support the Youth Center! 

Please join us on Sunday, December 10 th at  Central Tavern to enjoy a nice dinner of spaghetti, meatballs, salad and bread. There will also be raffle prizes. The event will start at 1 PM!
There will be a $10 donation at the door. 

Come down and have a  Sunday  Funday with us! Central Tavern is located at  31 Central Street, Milford . If you have any raffle prizes you would like to donate, stop by the Youth Center or call with any questions  508-473-1756 .
MYC Thanksgiving Dinner a HUGE Success!

On behalf of the Milford Youth Center staff, we would like to express how grateful we are for all the companies, families and individuals who made our Thanksgiving meal for the kids a huge success! We were able to serve over 125 kids with a nice, hot meal as well as donate leftovers to the Milford Fire Department and local families in need.  The Milford Fire Department allowed us to use their oven to keep food warm before we served it. 

We would like to thank our local community businesses: Pizza Chef, Oliva's Market, Catering & Gourmet Gifts, Gene's Variety, Cantinho Goiano and Casa Brasil for each donating a side dish for our meal. Thank you to the Walsh Family,  Price Chopper,  Big Y  and Stop and Shop for the monetary donations to allow us to get supplies we needed to serve the 
meal;  For each family of our 
MYC Youth council 
member that donated a dish (Barros, Rivera, Morais, Dorce, Morris, Hayes/Turcotte, Beaucejour, Campos, Bassos, Ramos/Chavez, Dew, Mobilia, Kidman, Smith, Murphy, Freeman, Rodriguez, Soares, De Jesus/Legere, Lima, McBride, Braz, Grose, Giacomuzzi, Paguay, Fernandes, DeSousa, Ramos and Demers); to our board members who volunteered and/or donated a plate: Amy Tamagni, Sandy Caproni, Lisa White, Susan Salamone, Darlene 
Dulude, Brenda Wheelock and Ron Talyor;  to the volunteers who helped serve and/or donated a plate:  Jessica Friswell of the United Way of Tri-County, John Dulude, Eva Barros, Gloria Cosquette, Fisher Family, Kim Wach, Courtney Walsh, Angel Kaye-Rocha, Joanna Abrantes, Clayton Pickett, Melanie Burns and John Perry. Finally thank you to all the staff members who made and/or donated a dish as well! Lastly, thank you to Milford TV for allowing us to use their camera equipment for the event! 

MYC Kid's Play Group 0-5!

Our MYC Kid's Play Group is growing each week!  This is a children's play group for parents and/or guardians to bring their kids to play, craft, and socialize! The groups will run everything Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 pm to 2:00 PM  (There will be no group on December 26th). 

Each session will include activities such as circle time, free play, crafts, snack, story time, and clean up! There is a requested donation of $5 per family per session, so the MYC can continue and expand groups and programming. Come on down and bring your child to run and play while adults socialize and meet other families in the community!  
MYC Indoor Walking Begins in December!

The Milford Youth Center will be open from 9 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings for Milford residents to use the gym for walking, starting the month of December!
For December, the Center will be open during these hours on the following dates (we have coffee too!):
  • Dec. 5th & Dec. 7th
  • Dec. 12th & Dec. 14th
  • Dec. 19th & Dec. 22nd
  • Dec. 26th 
MYC Youth Council (MYCYC) Updates

Last month was a busy month for the MYC Youth Council. During the first meeting of the month the kids met to create signs for the annual Veteran's Day Parade. They also coordinated colors to wear including red, white, blue and camo. On Veteran's Day, they marched with the rest of the parade. The following week, the group met to make plans for the Thanksgiving Dinner held at the Milford Youth Center. 
Each member brought a dish which contributed to a beautifully diverse 
dinner for the after-school members of the center. Overall, the events were great and the group did a great job. During the last meeting of the month, the members decorated a tree to donate to the Gala of Trees event. The Gala of Trees event is held annually. Trees are decorated with a chosen theme and auctioned off. The auction money is donated to a charity. The kids made their tree emoji-themed to resemble the theme of the Milford Youth Center float for the annual Santa Parade. Also, during November, SCI AmeriCorps member and Youth Leadership Coordinator of the center, Victoria Williams spoke at the Social Capital Inc. 15th Anniversary dinner in Stoneham, MA. She spoke about her life and how service, volunteerism and social capital influenced her life as a teen member of the Milford Youth Center and youth council. It was a celebratory event. The MYCYC will be up to lots of things this new year. Keep an eye out for them! 
Thank you
 Jay's Classic Barber Shop!
Congrats to Bed Rock Bros. basketball team, sponsored by Angry Ham's Garage Bar & Grill for winning the 3rd annual "Help the Youth" Basketball Tournament, held on Sunday, November 6, 2017! We would like thank Jay Resto for all his work putting together this event to benefit the Milford Youth Center! The event raised $700 for the Milford Youth Center!

 Thank you to everyone who sponsored, came out to play, volunteered and watched! We would like to especially thank Victoria Williams for volunteering her time to take these great photos, Eva Barros and her daughter Richerlisse for volunteering at the concession table, Kaitlyn Mobilia for videotaping, Milford TV for allowing us to utilize their equipment and Earl Wilson for running the clock! Check out Milford Daily News photos here
MYC Thanks Community for Donations:

The Youth Center would like to extend a very appreciative thank you to the following people who donated items and/or their time this month to the Center:

*Chick Degeorge for his monetary donation to help with the Holidays;

*National Grid's Employees  Giving Campaign  for their monetary donation;

* Fisher Family for donating hats an gloves to be given to kids who need them;
* Canaan Daddario  for making two homemade aprons ; 
* Milford Jr. Woman's Club for donating candy to be thrown at the Santa Parade;

* Philis Hearn, for donating binders and office supplies;

*Bob Gilmore for running a indoor fishing program during the After School program;

The Youth Center relies on donations to hep sustain our programs! Please contact the Center if you would like to donate! 
ALS/Scholarship Dinner Fundraiser!

We hope you can attend this year's ALS Holiday Dinner Fundraiser: Saturday December 16th from 7pm-12am at the Hoboken Club, 252 Central Street, Milford!
  • Date: Saturday, December 16th
  • Location: Hoboken Club (Milford)
  • Time: 7:00pm - 12:00am
  • Ticket Price: $40/person
Info: Food, drinks, music, raffles and silent auctions to benefit the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and fund the memorial scholarship at the Milford Youth Center in memory of Paul F. Seaver - given to two graduating members of the MHS Class of 2018. 

Tickets are $40 per guest and are available now here and will also be available at the door the night of the event.  Proceeds from the Holiday Dinner will help fund the MYC Scholarship in memory of Paul "Wally" Seaver along with supporting the ongoing research in the fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS).
Teachers Driving Academy
2017 - 2018 Classes is Now Available!

We are accepting registrations for Teacher's Driving Academy for the 2017-2018 school year! The Milford Youth Center is pleased to partner with Teachers Driving Academy to offer students a great program, at a reasonable price, with added convenience of taking classes right at school! For more information, click hereEvery registration fee is made out to "The Town of Milford- Milford Youth Center" as a donation from the TDA. Please mail form to the Youth Center address at 24 Pearl St.  We are very grateful for this collaboration and support! 

Rentals Available at MYC!
Now that we have our beautiful renovations, we would love to share them with the community!  The Milford Youth Center is available for rental purposes. The rooms we have available to rent as of right now are the gymnasium and/or stage area, conference room and batting cages. We do require an application to be filled out 3 weeks prior to your event and must comply with our rules and regulations. All information required must be submitted prior to the approval of your request. Please contact, Assistant Director Katie Covell here or at 508-473-1756 for more information. All booking for rentals are by appointment only!
Town of Milford Updates:

In an effort to help Town Hall get information out to the public, the Milford Youth Center will help distribute upcoming dates, deadlines and information. Please click here for this month's info!

For any questions, contact the Town Clerk's office at:

Town Clerk's Office
Town Hall Room 12
52 Main Street 

Milford, MA 01757

Ph: (508) 634-2307 

Fax: (508) 634-2324 

December 3, 2017
In This Issue
After School Program
Central Tavern Dinner
MYC Thanksgiving Dinner
MYC Kid's Play Group 0-5
MYC Indoor Walking Begins in December
MYCYC Updates
Thank you Jay's Classic Barber Shop!
MYC Thanks Community for Donations
ALS/Scholarship Dinner Fundraiser!
Rentals at MYC
Town of Milford Updates

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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  works together with other community organizations to provide resources and opportunities for youth to make healthy decisions. The MYC works 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.

Milford Youth Center:
phone: 508.473.1756