November 2017
 After School Program - November 2017!

Here we are in November! We aren't ready for the cold, but we certainly are ready for all the fun events that the holidays bring! We had a lot of fun in October with all of our new programming and we have some new programs for November as well. Here are some updates on our new programs as well as our regular scheduled programming.

Our regular 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 now 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 going strong and we are having so much fun. Led by the very knowledgeable Lisa White with helpers Christine Daddario, and Darlene Dulude. We have already used sewing machines and made a ton of cool projects.
  • 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 November we are focusing on Thanksgiving related crafts.
  • MYC Youth Council- The MYC Youth council is blowing up this year and we keep acquiring new members. The group recently nominated a first time leadership panel as follows: President- Kaitlyn Mobilia, Vice President- Taylor Smith, Treasurer- Evy Lima, and Social Media Coordinator- Alejandro Rodriguez. The council will also be walking in the Veterans Day parade as well as the Welcome Santa parade. There is still room to join the council if you are interested!
  • 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.
  • CrossFit- We want to thank Marc Pitts from CrossFit Never Doubt as we finish off this class on the 13th of this month. The kids had so much fun and did not expect that they would like this class so much. This class will cycle again in a few months so if you want to try it you will have another chance.
Our new programs for the month of November are:
  • Performing arts-This group will be led my Barbara Brashier who taught performing arts before retiring. Victoria Williams will assist her. This group will focus on acting and rapping where kids get to perform and write monologues as well as learn how to rap.
  • Yoga-Yoga is new this month and will be 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 to Milford Regional Hospital for funding this program for us!
  • Indoor "Blue Fish" Fishing- This fun one time workshop will train kids how to make the perfect cast and help them be ready for our regular fishing class to start up again when it is warm. Thank you so much to Bob Gilmore who has helped us out with fishing in October. The kids learned so much from him and are eager to learn more.  
Nail salon - The nail salon will be Thanksgiving themed this month. Stop by to get your nails done by our talented Assistant Director, Katie Covell!

Important Updates:
  • We will hold a Thanksgiving dinner for our after-school member on the 21st from 3-5pm. We are always looking for volunteers to help out or donate an item. We will be closed the 22 through the 24th  for the Thanksgiving holiday
  • We will have limited programming during the week of the 27th as we are preparing for the Welcome Santa Parade! The youth center after school members are invited to meet at 4pm on Sunday, December 3rd to be a part of our float for the Santa parade! Meet behind the Big Y (old Hannaford's) and dress appropriately for the weather.**
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
Looking for Donations for our 
After School MYC Thanksgiving Dinner!

We are reaching out the community to help us prepare a Thanksgiving meal for our After School program on Tuesday, November 21st! Every year, with the help of our MYC Youth Council members, staff prepare a meal full of turkey, sides, desserts and drinks for our After School members. Last year we fed over 100 youth!!!

We are looking to the community (individuals, families, organizations, businesses, restaurants) to donate an item for our meal!?    If you are interested in  participating   , please contact us and we can schedule a time to pick up the item!


Thank you in advance! 
MYC Kid's Play Group 0-5!

Our MYC Kid's Play Group is growing each week! Last week we made a special trip to  Countryside Health Care! Thank you for having our kids play group come and trick-or-treat!!!

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 am to 2:00. 

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 Halloween Party a HUGE Success!!!
We would like to thank the over 150 people who attended our annual Halloween Party on Friday, October 27th, 2017! The community was able to enjoy lots of activities along with food, drinks and candy! Some of the activities included a jumpy, pumpkin decorating, face painting, sac racing and a Haunted Maze! 

We would like to thank the Milford Fire Department for making sure that our Haunted Maze was safe! A huge Thank you to Ron Taylor and the Milford Police Department for allowing us to borrow air compresso rs which allowed our Haunted Maze to be super spooky and successful! 
Also, thank you, Ron Taylor for donating so much of your time and supplies towards set up and fixing props.  Thank you Jackie Rodriguez and Eva Barros for donating snacks to our volunteers! Thank you Joe Graziano and Shawn Lescoe for helping us set up! Thank you Pizza Palace,  Papa Gino's and Garden Pizza for donating pizza to us for the event! Thank you Joanna Abrantes, Sam DeJesus and the MYC Youth Council members for running the face painting station! Thank you to the MYC Youth Council member for running pumpkin decorating, sac racing, doughnut eating game and stress ball making! Thank you Eva Barros for serving pizza and drinks! Thank you after school program staff members for helping us set and clean up. Thank you Darlene and John Dulude for running the front desk and collecting tickets! Thank you, Sandy for also collecting tickets! Thank you Madison Bovino and Colby Bowers for running our moon walk! Thank you Jon Covell, Chris Care, Jess Friswell and Marcus Alfred for volunteering as actors in our Haunted Maze! 
Thank you to the rest of the MYC Youth Council members who volunteered as actors in our Haunted Maze along with Grace Demers, Clayton Pickett, Joey Turcotte, Abby Schofield, Justin Recchia, Thomas O'Connor, Mathews Mandarino and Robert Price! 
T hank you Earl Wilson for helping us out downstairs in the Haunted  Maze and thank you Sabrina Flores for being our DJ! Thank all so much for all of your help and support! We would not have been able to do this without all of you! Finally, thank you to our guests, the community of Milford! We hope to see you all next time!
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:
* Pat Dillon for helping hang our Halloween sign from the roof;

*Mary Owanesian for decorating our front windows for Halloween;

* John & Darlene Dulude for taking all of our Halloween costumes and masks home over the weekend and washed and cleaned them out for us to use in our Halloween event;
*Beverly Hart for once again donating craft materials and music equipment to the Youth Center! We would also like to thank her for her generous $200 donation to go towards our future music room; 
* Kelly's Farm for donating pumpkins to the Center for our Halloween Party;

* Lisa Legere, an After School members mother, for making us dinner tonight as we finished last minute touches to our Haunted Maze and Halloween event;

* Milford Clerical Employees Union for their generous $200 donation to help with Holiday gifts this season;

*Milford Football team for their generous $100 donation towards our Halloween event
The Youth Center relies on donations to hep sustain our programs! Please contact the Center if you would like to donate! 
Waters Corp. takes MYC members to the Patriots Game! 

We would like to thank  Waters Corporation  and their staff for inviting members of the Youth Center to attend the October 1st Patriots vs. Panthers game! Milford Youth Center staff, along with six After School members, attended the game at Gillette Stadium! The group was able to enjoy a day full of activities : brunch, games and photos at the Hall of Fame, and meet Pat the Patriot and some Patriots Cheerleaders! Finally, despite the loss, we got to enjoy great seats near the end zone! Thank you again Waters, for allowing us to take part in such a fun day!
Original Armory Door 
Transformed into Piece of Art!

We are so excited to have the original Armory door back in the Center! We would like to especially thank Mary Owanesian, who volunteered to transform the door into our "Giving Tree," a beautiful art piece in our gymnasium. Mary volunteered numerous hours creating this for us! 

We also have to thank the  Milford Highway Dept.  for storing the door during the renovation and delivering it back to the Center! Thank you to David Abrantes who removed all the original hardware off the door! Thank you to Ron Taylor who made all the cuts and helped put the door up on the wall! Thank you to Dolores Russell and John Dulude who helped with some of the final steps to finish the project! Finally, thank you to all our staff who helped throughout the project!
Milford Santa Parade 2 Miler!

The Tri-Valley Front Runners and the Milford Fire Fighters are teaming up for the Milford Santa Parade 2 Miler on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:50 PM! The race will start at the Birch Street Fire Station (21 Birch St.) and will continue on the closed parade route with thousands of excited fans cheering for you and waiting for Santa!!  The race will end at the bottom of Spruce Street where you will be able to watch the parade or proceed around the corner to the Milford Youth Center to get warm and enjoy refreshments. The start line is within walking distance to the Birch Street Fire Station.  All runners will need to provide their own transportation back to the start line following the parade unless you have made other arrangements. To sign up,  click here
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 and awesome raffle prizes. The raffles will begin at  3pm  and dinner will be served between  4 and 4:30pm.   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 .
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! 

Feed-A-Family for Fifty!
Please help support the United Way of Tri-County and their "Feed a Family for Fifty" Campaign to help  provide  a holiday meal  will all the trimmings for those in need! The United Way of Tri-County works to help those who have been  devastated by the impact of  unemployment  underemployment  and the high cost living including healthcare,  transportation  and childcare. Without YOUR help, some of the families that the United Way serves could not afford the added cost of a holiday meal! Your generous gift of $50 will give families a complete holiday meal! Click here for more information and/or to make a donation.  
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!

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 and deadlines:
  • Nomination Papers Available for April 3rd Town Election - Monday January 8th at 8:30 am
  • Last Day to Obtain Town Nomination Papers: 2/12/18 by 5pm & Deadline to submit nominations is 2/14/18 by 5pm Town Clerk's Office
  • Deadline to Register to Vote for April 3rd Town Election: 3/14/18 by 8pm @ Town Clerk's Office
  • 2018 Dog licensing Starts April 1st 8:30am @ Town Clerk's Office
  • Town Election 4/3/18: Polls Open 8am until 8pm
  • 2018 Regular Dog License Period ends 6/30/18 at 5pm ($10 late fee added 7/1/18)
November 6, 2017
In This Issue
After School Program
MYC Thanksgiving Dinner
MYC Kid's Play Group 0-5
MYC Halloween Party
MYC Thanks Community for Donations
Waters Corp. takes MYC members to the Patriots Game
Original Armory Door Back!
Milford Santa Parade 2 Miler
Central Tavern Dinner
Feed-A-Family for Fifty
Rentals at MYC
Business AD Space at MYC
Business AD Space at MYC

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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