February 2018
MYC St. Pat's Fundraiser 
at CraftRoots Brewing this Year
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The Milford Youth Center would like to invite the community to our eighth annual St. Pat's Fundraiser on Friday, March 23, 2018! Please consider joining us for our largest fundraiser of the year at a fun new location, CraftRoots Brewing, which is located at 4 Industrial Rd., in Milford from 7 - 11 PM. The event will include live music, community awards, raffles and appetizers! 

Tickets are available at the Youth Center and on our website Tickets are $30 each and come with a FREE flight of beer! We would appreciate and be so grateful for your support to make this event a success by considering attending, donating, and/or contributing a raffle prize. All proceeds of the event go towards the free physical fitness and educational programs of the Center. To thank you for your contribution we will publicly recognize your business/organization at the event, in our monthly newsletter, social media and the newspapers. 

Fundraisers like this, help staff continue to work towards our mission, which 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. By providing Milford youth with 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 promote the partnership among community members to ensure a comprehensive vision and plan for the health of the youth in the town of Milford. We have now been in our renovated facility for almost two years and have seen the attendance, programs and events flourish! We have over 500 registered After School members for this school year alone, and the number continues to grow each day.  We see hundreds more throughout the week through our additional programs and rentals.

If you need additional information, please call the Center at 508-473-1756. Thank you in advance for your contribution. 
 After School Program - February 2018!

For the month of February, we will continue our most popular scheduled programs: crafts, computer lab, IMPROV, Zumba, youth council, batting cages, nutrition and science club. We are happy to announce that CrossFit will be back again on the 26th as well as indoor model plane flying on the 9th. Some new additions to the programs this month are creative creations which will be a spinoff of sewing where projects will include anything from sewing to crafting. Also, starting this Thursday 2/1 from 3:30-5 we will hold a program called PhotoVoice. This will be an 8-week class with a show (Artist's Reception) on 3/22. PhotoVoice is a unique blend of advocacy, research, self-discovery and photojournalism. It is a grassroots method involving the use of photography for social change. Groups of people that are rarely heard from are allowed to record their lives though their own eyes and use this information to promote positive change in their lives and communities.  The first hour of this class we discuss photos that have told a story or any photos taken by participants, and for the last half we eat pizza. For the Artist's Reception, we print our best photo, large format (13"x19"), and write a narrative to explain what we are trying to say. We invite family and friends to come hear us read our narratives. This class is filling up fast! If you would like more info on this class please contact Christine Daddario:

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
Find Yourself Friday a Success!
On Friday, January 26th the Milford Youth Center partnered with The Way Church and Milford Public Schools to host a "Find Yourself Friday" event for youth and their parents. The events were common for the youth center in the past and we are all very excited to bring these Friday nights back to the community of Milford.  By hosting these, "Find Yourself Friday" parties we hope to inspire youth to have fun in a safe, accepting atmosphere where they are encouraged to be themselves. The Way Church hosted a video game tournament as part of the Find Yourself Friday while Milford Public Schools hosted a social media workshop for parents upstairs. 
The video game tournament attracted some new youth center members while the, "Digital Did You Know," workshop informed parents about internet and media safety. We always like to add a charitable aspect to these events. For this Find Yourself Friday, we have been collecting gently used and new suitcases, duffel bags and backpacks for the Treehouse Foundation. The Treehouse Foundation is a foster care organization that "aims to inspire, implement and support innovative child welfare practices to ensure children who experience foster care find forever families and supportive communities, empowering them to lead fulfilling, productive lives." Throughout January and during this event we have collected more than fifty of these items combined. Typically, when children enter the foster care system they only have trash bags to handle and transport their belongings. There is a need for sustainable storage of items for these children and we are grateful for all of the kind and generous donations as well as support for this cause.

We want to thank The Way Church and Milford Public Schools for planning this event with us. We would also like to thank volunteers from The Way Church as well as Milford Public Schools faculty and staff volunteers. Also, we would like to thank DCU Franklin, MYCYC Vice President, Taylor Smith, Joanna Abrantes and John and Darlene Dulude for creating beautiful baskets for our raffle prizes. We would also like to thank all of our wonderful MYC volunteers who helped out during this event including our youth council volunteers. We would also like to thank Milford TV for filming our event. Thank you to everyone who allowed us to borrow televisions, gaming consoles and games for our event. Also, thank you to everyone who participated and made a donation to the Treehouse Foundation! We hope to see you all for our next Find Yourself Friday event! We had about 60 wonderful kids and 40 wonderful volunteers participate in this 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 (with exception of School Vacation week).

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 Continues in February !

The Milford Youth Center will continue to be open from 9 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings for Milford residents to use the gym for walking(weather permitting). 

For February, the Center will be open during these hours on the following dates (we have coffee too!):
  • Feb. 6th & Feb. 8th
  • Feb. 13th & Feb. 15th
  • Feb. 20th & Feb. 22nd
  • Feb. 27th
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:
*State Representative Brian Murray and BonTempo Family for the research and restoration of a cool historical bottle found during renovation.

* Thank you to all individuals who donated bags and luggage for the Treehouse Foundation for youth in foster care. We collected over 75 bags!

The Youth Center relies on donations to hep sustain our programs! Please contact the Center if you would like to donate! 
MYC Apparel Now Available Online!
Want some awesome Milford Youth Center gear? We made it easier for everyone to purchase MYC apparel?! 

Go online now and order whenever you want! We have sweatshirts, pants, t-shirts, hats, tang tops, blankets and socks available! 

Don't see something you like? Email us and we will add It if we can.

For every purchase made,  10% comes back to the Youth Center. 

Thank you in advance!
MYC Can Now Accept Online Payments!
The Milford Youth Center is excited to now be able to offer online payments through UniPay! Currently we are able to process the follow transactions:

1. Donations
2. Fundraiser Tickets
3. Rentals (Must meet with MYC Staff Prior)
4. Teacher's Driving Academy (TDA) Registration

Payment Options:

Electronic Check:
You will need one of your checks with you when you pay your bill online in order to get your account number and the bank's routing number from it. You will be shown where this information is on your check. There will be a $0.25 processing fee assessed for all electronic check payments.

Credit Card:
We accept American Express, MasterCard and Discover for credit card payments (Visa will be available soon). There will be a convenience fee for each online payment. The credit card service provider charges the fee to your credit card. When paying by credit card, the fee amount will appear in a separate box and will be totaled with the amount of the tax. ( Fee Schedule

Click here to make a payment and/or donation!
Milford Youth Council Youth Council Updates!
The Milford Youth Center Youth Council has been busy this past month. In addition to their weekly meetings, youth council members have done lots of planning, creating and a bit of training. Throughout the month, youth council members have planned activity tables and music for the Find Yourself Friday event. They also planned their volunteer roles and refreshments for the event. The event was fun for everyone and youth council members really stepped up to their tasks.  During other weekly meetings the youth council members helped organize the Youth Center library, planned their Valentine's Day party and made some get well cards for a fellow member and more cards for a schoolmate. On January 31st, youth council members headed to Milford TV for a 2-hour editing training workshop with Liz. They are all so grateful for the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of studio work.   The Milford Youth Center Youth Council have lots of upcoming events and opportunities! 
Teachers Driving Academy
2018 Classes is Now Available!

We are accepting registrations for Teacher's Driving Academy for the 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.  You can also register online by clicking here. 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 

February 5, 2018
In This Issue
MYC St. Pat's Fundraiser! Thank you
After School Program
Find Yourself Friday
MYC Kid's Play Group 0-5
MYC Indoor Walking
MYC Thanks Community for Donations
MYC Apparel Now Available Online
MYC Can Now Accept Online Payments
Milford Youth Council Youth Council Updates
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