July 2017
MYC Director Named as one of the
Unsung Heroines of 2017!! 

We are very excited and proud to announce that our Director, Jen Ward, was selected by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as one of the Commonwealth's Unsung Heroines of 2017!

Annual Unsung Heroine honors go to incredible women who have been nominated by legislators from their districts and selected for their contributions to their community and the Commonwealth.  Unsung Heroines are women who don't always make the news, but truly make the difference in their communities, businesses, or volunteer endeavors.  These women, without fanfare or recognition, use their time, talent, spirit, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others.  Jen has certainly gone above and beyond her duties here at the Milford Youth Center in the everyday life of looking out for what is best for the building and the programs that are utilized by kids and families throughout the community. Congratulations Jen! You deserve to be recognized for all your hard work and diligence! We would also like to thank Rep. Brian Murray for nominating Jen! For more information on the award, click here
Thank you for a Great After School Program! 

We would like to thank all the families and volunteers who helped make our 2016-2017 After School Program such a success! We had over 600 registered After School members this year and saw over 20 new programs added to our After School Calendar!

Thank you to everyone who attended our End of the Year Party! We had a great time celebrating with a water slide, obstacle course, crafts, pizza, music and Seaver Scholarship presentation! Thank you Taylor Rental Norfolk, Pizza Palace, John & Darlene Dulude, Diane Canino, Ron Taylor, Debbie Seaver and all our wonderful kids and staff for a great day!
MYC Summer Camp Registration is Still Open !

MYC Summer Camp is filling up fast for the summer of 2017! We have a lot of fun field trips (Canobie Lake Park, Water Wizz, Paw Sox, SkyZone, etc.) and exciting activities planned! We will also have a special guest appearance from the Red Sox's Green Monster! 

 Make sure to sign up in advance (limited space available). A free lunch is also available to all our campers, thanks to the Milford Summer Food Service Program!  Camp will be $140/week for Milford Residents, $150/week for non-Milford Residents, or $50 per day to attend. 

For registration form, click here. For MYC Summer Camp schedule of activities, click here.
Would you like to Sponsor a Summer Camper?

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! If there are any local businesses, organizations or individuals that would like to sponsor a camper or family this summer, please contact the Center at 508-473-1756! For more information on camp, please visit our website
Milford Summer Food Service Program! 

Join the Milford Area Humanitarian Coalition and the Hockomock Area YMCA as they help provide summer lunches to youth and families in Milford through an eleven week summer lunch program, running from late June through the end of August. For flier, click here

Come join us for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at three Milford locations:
  • Memorial Elementary School, 12 Walnut St. 
  • The Milford Youth Center, 24 Pearl St. 
  • The Forum at BCC Downtown, 202 Main St.
MYC AmeriCorps Member Graduates!

Congratulations to Victoria Williams, who graduated from the SCI AmeriCorps Program this month. AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 80,000 citizens (nearly 2,000 in MA) each year in intensive service to meet our country's critical needs in education, the environment, public safety (including disaster preparedness and response), health, etc.  Since 1994, 820,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours of service. 

The Youth Center has been lucky enough to have Victoria as a part of our center, working under AmeriCorps. She has worked diligently leading our youth council, supervising our after-school program, and assisting staff with all fundraisers and events throughout the year. We are excited to announce that she will join us again for the 2017-2018 school year. We are so happy to have created this partnership with AmeriCorps, which began in 2006. The members they provide us with perform essential services for the Center, which are crucial to our outreach and education of our youth. 
Paul Seaver Scholarships Awarded!

MYC sends a huge congratulations to Chris Cicciu and Zack Tamagni for being awarded the MYC "Paul Seaver Scholarship" at this year's Senior Awards night!

This award has been given to deserving recipients for the last five years and we hope to continue this great tradition for years to come! Both Zack and Chris joined us at our end of the year party to accept their award from Debbie Seaver! Thank you Debbie for joining us!

This scholarship was created, in honor and in memory of, our former Chairman Paul Seaver. The scholarship was possible thanks to a United Way of Tri-County Youth Venture Grant and is sustained through fundraisers (Thank you to the Seaver Family & HOOP CREW LLC)!
MYC Fashion Show a Huge Success!

We would like to thank everyone that helped make our 7th Annual "Dressed Up, Not Messed Up" Youth Fashion Show a success this year! Over 50 youth participated in the event! We would specifically like to thank: TJ MAXX of Milford, Blackstone Valley Tech's Cosmetology Department, Chair Secrets by Meredith Carbary, The Chop Shop, Jay's Classic Barbershop, Next Generation Barbershop, Milford TV, Miflord Pizza Palace, Town Crier, John & Darlene Dulude, Ron Taylor , Pedro Gonzelez, MYC staff and all the amazing youth participants!

Through this event we look 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 helps to increase youth self-esteem and attitudes toward their body image. For video of show, click here
BE a Part of the MYC Telethon!!! 

Join the MYC and  Milford TV for our  Telethon on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 4-10 PM. In an effort to help the Center, after State funding was cut, Milford TV offered to join forces and put on a telethon to draw attention to the Youth Center's endeavors to finish our music rooms and studio, areas that were not a part of the scope of the renovation. 

We are  currently  looking for sponsors for this event to help kick off the fundraising! Any donation would be appreciated and would go a long way to help our MYC Music Room & Studio come to fruition! Sponsors will have their company, organizations or individuals name presented throughout the Telethon! The telethon will be aired on Milford TV (Comcast 8 and Verizon 38; Streaming live at

We are also looking for different acts and permormances to be part of the telethon on the day of the show! We currently have a great group of bands and singers that have committed and will annouce them all at a later date! 

As always, we appreciate the support from the community and thank Milford TV for their time and help with planning this event with us! Thank you Ray Auger for our awesome flier as well! If you are interested in sponsorship, performing or volunteering, please call the Center at 508-473-1756 or email 
  Thank you from the MYC!

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:
  • Nick Kidman and his family and friends for refinishing an old fireplace mantel for his Eagle Scout Project! The mantel is now in our upstairs HW and reading area! In addition, Nick also put shelves to make it into a book shelf!
  • Batista Family for donating a Piano for our future music & studio room! Thank you to the Milford Highway Department for delivering it today to the Center!
  • Ron Auger for conducting CPR lesson for our summer camp staff
  • Mara Mitchell for donating 7 sets of professional drum sticks for our bucket drumming class
  • Myfm 101.3 for having us on the show to promote all of our upcoming events and for donating PawSox tickets for the kids!
  • Kevin Rudden & Al Holman for having us on 30 Minutes with the Town Crier to help update the community on our programs. Click here for video. 
  • United Way of Tri-County for inviting MYC staff and kids to participate in their Ready to Read Program!  
The Youth Center relies on donations to hep sustain our programs! Please contact the Center if you would like to donate! 
Teachers Driving Academy
 2017 Classes!

We are accepting registrations for Teacher's Driving Academy for the 2017 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!
Business AD Space Available to Support the Milford Youth Center!

How it works: When members enter the Center, they'll see your ad on the check-in screen. They'll touch the screen in order to check-in for their activities each day. After completing the check-in process, your ad will be shown again as part of a 'thank you' screen. Your ad will show itself all day like a digital billboard.

Price: $1000 per year or $1800 for 2 years. Your ad will rotate every 10 seconds. The Milford Youth Center typically operate from 10:00am - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday, and various hours on the weekends for rentals. Contact or 508-473-1756 for details and specific pricing.

Screen size and presence: 23" wide aspect touchscreen mounted or located on front-desk

Artwork dimensions/format: 23" Wide Aspect screen (2:1 ratio) with diagonal of 23", which translates to a height of 10" and width of 20.00". Highest resolution possible (300 DPI or greater) and EPS/vector or any image format.

Reporting: At the end of each month, you'll receive a report showing the number of impressions and unique viewers. You'll also receive information regarding the gender and age of people who viewed your advertisement.
Why: All proceeds go directly towards Youth Center programming and supplies, allowing the Center to remain a free program to all the youth of Milford. Your business will be able to support this cause, while also promoting your company!

Please find attached the current listing of meals offered in the Milford
area throughout the month.  

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


    The MYC 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

July 3, 2017
In This Issue
MYC Director Named Unsung Heroine
Thank you for a Great After School Program
MYC Summer Camp
MYC Summer Camp Sponsor
Milford Summer Food Service Program
MYC AmeriCorps Member Graduates!
Paul Seaver Scholarships Awarded
MYC Fashion Show a Huge Success
MYC Telethon
Thank you for Donations
Rentals at MYC
Business AD Space at MYC
Free Community Meals

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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