Here we are in the month of April!! Spring has sprung! Time flies here at the Youth Center. We are so busy with all of our after-school programs. As a reminder, all participants must be a Milford resident and/or attend Milford Schools, to fill out a registration form to be a member (8-18 yr olds) and participate in programming.
The gym, game room and lounge are open for free use every day and we have at least three structured programs daily for April. We will continue to run homework room, nutrition, career and college advising (where we offer extended guidance counseling for teens who want help with their FAFSA, college application, resumes, and job applications), crafts, JAG (the Juvenile Advocacy Group), Sewing, and Pokémon club. In addition to our core programming we will also be adding a few new programs for the month of April. New programs include; gardening (which Blackstone Valley Technical High School has agreed to work with us to build garden boxes in the back of the Youth Center), Taste Exploration (a chance for youth to try new foods), and a walking club where youth can enjoy guided strolls down the bike path. For full calendar and times, click here. We are always open to new ideas and search for volunteers who would like to run a program or help monitor. Contact Christine Daddario, firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-473-1756 if you would like to volunteer.
As a reminder, all participants must be a Milford resident and/or attend Milford Schools, to fill out a registration form to become a member. Once this form is returned to the Center, the member will be provided with a key tag and ID number. This will be how the Youth Center staff will track attendance. Therefore, all members are required to bring in their key tag in order to enter the facility. If key tag is lost, the Center will charge $1.00 for replacement. You can find out all up-to-date info at our website.
Thank you Stacy Middle School and Woodland Elementary for allowing us to come in to do outreach!
If there are any local businesses or organizations that would like to sponsor a camper this summer, please contact the Center here. 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! Please contact us if you would like to participate!
The mission of the Milford Youth Center 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 are so excited and grateful to be back in the Armory, the home of the Milford Youth Center, after the year and a half long renovation! We have just under 600 registered After School members since our Grand Re-Opening in May of 2016, and the number continues to grow each day. We see hundreds more throughout the week through our additional programs and rentals.
The Center currently relies on individual donations, rental and summer fees, fundraisers, grants and support from the Town of Milford, United Way of Tri-County and the Teacher’s Driving Academy. It’s due to the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals that we are able to continue to offer free after school programming, an affordable summer camp, and provide a safe and fun environment for the youth of Milford.
We would appreciate and be so grateful for your support to make this event a success by considering attending, making a donation, and/or contributing a raffle prize. All proceeds of the event go towards the physical fitness and educational programs of the Center. To thank you for your contribution we will publically recognize your business/organization at the event, in our monthly newsletter, social media and the newspapers.
If you need additional information, please call the Center at 508-473-1756. Thank you in advance for your contribution!
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the following individuals and/or businesses who have donated raffle prizes for our upcoming MYC St. Pat’s March Fundraiser:
We are also looking for additional raffle prizes and donations. Please contact the Center at 508-473-1756 or email here. if your business or company would like to make a donation!
The Youth Center would like to extend a very appreciative thank you to the following people who donated items this month to the Center:
The Youth Center relies on donations to hep sustain our programs! Please contact the Center if you would like to donate!