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Milford Youth Center

A Program of the Town of Milford and the United Way of Tri-County

MYC’s Kid’s Play

MYC's Kids Play Final flier jpegMYC’s Kid’s Play will be starting at the Milford Youth Center a week from today!!! This is a children’s play group for parents/guardians to bring their kids to play, craft, and socialize! The groups will run everything Thursday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 am starting Thursday May 4th. Each session will include activities like circle time, free play, crafts, snack, story time, and clean up! There is a requested donation of $5 per family per session, contributions will help the Center continue the groups. Come bring your child and meet other families in the community! For PDF of flier, click here.

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 here. Every 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

Adult Open Gym continues into April!

The Milford Youth Center will continue to be open for adult open gym for the month of April! Open gym will be every Wednesday night from 9:00 – 10:30 PM.  This is only open to adults (18+).   All participants will be charged a $4 entry fee to participate each week.  Depending on the turnout, we will consider continuing open gym for additional months.  If you have any questions, please contact the MYC at 508-473-1756.

MYC Walking Available!

The Milford Youth Center will continue this month to be open from 9 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings for Milford residents to use the gym for walking!
For April the Center will be open during these hours on the following dates (we have coffee too!):

 

  • April 4th & 6th
  • April 11th & 13th
  • April 18th & 20th
  • April 25th & 27th 

Victoria Williams, MYC AmeriCorps Member, Speaks at SCI Luncheon!

MYC staff attended the 2017 Social Capital Inc. luncheon in Boston on Wednesday, March 29, 2017! Victoria Williams, our SCI AmeriCorps member, gave an amazing speech and received a standing ovation! Great event to support the mission of SCI and the impact of AmeriCorps members in the 20 communities in which they serve!
For more on Social Capital Inc., click here. For a video of the standing ovation, click here.

MYC Fashion Show Info!

We are happy to announce the date of our 7th annual “Dressed Up, Not Messed Up” Fashion Show! The show will take place on Saturday, June 10th. Through this event we plan 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 will increase youth self-esteem and attitudes toward their body image! This will also be our first fashion show at the newly renovated Youth Center!!!

An information session and sign-ups will take place on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:30 pm at the Milford Youth Center. This is a mandatory meeting that all parents/guardians and participants must attend! TJ Maxx of Milford will be providing outfits for the show and BVT cosmetology and local businesses will be providing hair and makeup. At this meeting all participants will sign up for time slots to try on outfits and appointments for hair and makeup. Youth will also need a permission form and photo release, which will be done during the meeting. We hope to see you there. This event is always a ton of fun and a big success!

Any questions can be directed to Christine Daddario, cdaddario@townofmilford.com, 508-473-1756

MYC After School Youth Take Part in a Mock Emergency Readiness Program

Recent events have taught us that all towns and cities need to be ready for anything, including natural disasters, terrorism, and disease. In light of this, the Worcester Regional Medical Reserve Corps has implemented a Disaster Preparedness Program. The MRC is comprised of a group of committed volunteers, with or without medical backgrounds, who keep their communities safe by responding to public health emergencies. This Disaster Preparedness Program was made possible by a federal grant and MRC volunteers were able to bring this program to the children of the Milford Youth Center. Youth were led in a discussion of what to do in an emergency and then participated in a fun “zombie survival game” that outlined the elements of survival in an emergency situation. Youth were also instructed to take home materials to family members and come up with strategic plans for emergencies. Upon completion, the kids were given survival backpacks, which included things like emergency blankets, MRE’s, purified water, flashlights, a first aid kit, glow sticks, emergency handbooks, and many other life prolonging gear. As an incentive, when youth finish completing emergency materials with their families and bring them back to the MYC they will also receive an emergency tent to add to their survival backpack. This was such a fun and unique event that the kids loved. We were fortunate to be able to offer this realistic and practical training to our youth. If you would like more information about this program, contact Mary Watson:twatson014@comcast.net

MYC/JAG Relay for Life Team!

The JAG Youth Council decided that they wanted to participate in Milford’s Relay for Life on May 12th to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much.

Shout out to one of our Relay for Life participants, EarlWilson! He has already raised $160 for our team that will go to the American Cancer Society. Great job, Earl!!

To donate to the MYC & JAG team, click here.

Over 80 MYC After School Participate in Month Long March Madness Tourney!

Awesome end to our month long March Madness Tourney at the MYC!  Over 80 After School members, representing 16 different college teams participated in the month long tournament! We ended the competition with the 3 vs. 3 championship with team LSU taking the win and team Butler taking second place! We also had our High School 3-point contest with Giovanny taking first place and Deryck taking second! Our middle school 3-point contest winner was Greg! Finally we had a staff, middle school and high school 3 point contest with Greg (Middle School) taking the W!! Thank you Justin Brilliant and Emma Liskov for volunteering all month for us! Thank you Milford TV for letting us use your cameras to take some footage of the competition and Imprint Graphics Inc. for getting us t-shirts so quickly!

 

This is one of our favorite annual events, where every team consists of After School members in middle school and high school! They learn to play together and enjoy a fun competition all month! Congrats to all the participants! For videos and more photos visit our Facebook Page!

Thank you from the MYC!

The Youth Center would like to extend a very appreciative thank you to the following people who donated items this month to the Center:
  • Milford Fire Department:  for allowing us to come over with one of our After School members who aspires to become a fireman! Three Milford Firefighters sat down with our member to give him advice and allowed him to ask questions on the steps of becoming a firefighter as part of our new Career/College Guidance program.
  • The Milford Highway Dept. for helping Youth Center staff  picking up turf for our batting cages and also for helping us get our Heavy Bag Boxing Stand back into the building! Unfortunately after the renovation we were unable to get it back into the building. The Highway Department were able to remove the legs and then weld it back together for us!
  • Consigli Construction Co. for inviting us to be a part of their volunteer showcase on March 24, 2017!
  • BVT cosmetology shop for coming in to show the kids how to apply makeup the correct way. They had so much fun!
  • Our amazing volunteers: John and Darlene Dulude, Diane Conino, Alison Caruso

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