The month of September has flown by for us here at the youth center. We’ve been having so much fun, and surprisingly, sun! As we warmly enter into fall and the month of October, we have some new programming and updates to share with you. This month we will be changing the time of our homework help from 2:00 to 3:00. This will make it more available for kids coming from Woodland schools and also give kids a chance to take a break right after school before they start on their homework. We also have a free tutor available. Please email us if you are interested to set up an appointment. Sewing will be starting on October 3rd. This class will be led by Lisa White, Christine Daddario, and Darlene Dulude. The kids will be progressing to using sewing machines this year, which we are pretty excited about. CrossFit is going strong into October. Remember, kids will also get a piece of fresh fruit for participating in this class. Fishing is another popular hit as a new program at the Center. We will have a new volunteer, Bob Gilmore, who is a Mass Wildlife trainer, “Let’s Go Fishing” instructor. He will be assisting with the fishing class. As a reminder, we have a career and college guidance class on Tuesdays, our craft and nutrition classes, which are both continuing in their success, and our nature hikes which give kids another chance to get out into nature. We transitioned from JAG into our very own MYC Youth council which is proving to be very popular this year. The kids are in the process of nominating leadership for the group and we have lots of applications for president, vice president, treasurer, and social media coordinator. As a last note on our programming, our gym staff is always available to run organized games, whatever the kids request. Finally, we are having our annual Halloween event on October 27th from 7-9pm. We will have a haunted maze, pumpkin painting, and fun for the whole family. The cost is $3 per person or $10 for a family. WE are also in search of volunteers for this event, if you would like to help out contact Christine Daddario at 508-473-1756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.