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Milford Youth Center

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

MYC After School Program Updates- May 2017!

April showers are almost over; May flowers are already in bloom, and so are our programs at the MYC. 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 first floor gym, game room and lounge are open for the kids to use freely every day and we have at least three structured programs daily for May, except for Fridays, where kids are given a more free flowing atmosphere, and open gym dominates the day. 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, CrossFit, Trek Adventure, Bucket Drumming, Taste Exploration, and Pokémon club. New programming this month will include: woodworking, guided computer lab, and yoga. We are also still looking for models for our fashion show. Girls and boys alike are encouraged to join us. If you would like to participate and are 18 or under (we even have some two year old’s), please contact us. We are always open to new ideas and search for volunteers who would like to run a program or help monitor. Contact Christine Daddario, cdaddario@townofmilford.com, 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, Woodland Elementary, and Memorial Elementary for allowing us to come in to do outreach and recruit for our fashion show last month!

MYC Summer Camp Registration Available!

MYC Summer Camp is now officially ready for campers to register for the summer of 2017! We are so excited to announce several new events for campers this year! Make sure to sign up in advance (limited space available). 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.

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!

MYC Walking will Continue Next Fall!

The Milford Youth Center will no longer be offering walking in the gym for Milford residents now that the nice weather is upon us! Thank you to all who utilized this program. We enjoyed having everyone over the Winter and look forward to seeing you again next Fall!

Adult Open Gym continues into May!

The Milford Youth Center will continue to be open for adult open gym for the month of May! 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 Fashion Show Info!

We recently held our sign-ups for our 7th annual “Dressed Up Not Messed Up” fashion show at the Milford Youth Center! If you were not able to attend the sign-up meeting you can still contact us to sign up. You must sign up before May 24th. All youth, under age 18 are encouraged to attend; boys and girls alike! We even have some two-year-old in our show this year. All ages are welcomed.  The show will take place on Saturday, June 10th at 6:00PM at the Milford Youth Center. BVT students will be doing hair and make-up and The Chop Shop and Next Generation Barber Shop will be doing haircuts. Clothing will be provided by TJ Maxx. The fashion show is one of our favorite events as it promotes healthy behaviors and activities for our youth.
Any questions can be directed to Christine Daddario, cdaddario@townofmilford.com, 508-473-1756

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.

Thank you from the MYC- April 2017!

The Youth Center would like to extend a very appreciative thank you to the following people who donated items this month to the Center:
  • G2 Sports Cards for the packs of Red Sox team baseball cards for us to give out to the kids at the Center!
  • MHS Baseball team for helping us lay down turf for the bating cages!
  • The Milford Highway Dept. for once again picking up for turf to finish off our batting cage area and basement area and for helping us transport equipment and furniture from Middle School East to be used at the Youth Center. Also, thank you very much for helping us lift the original Armory Plaque to get it back on the wall!
  • Muffin House Café in Mendon for donating an assortment of treats for the After School program!
  • Nydam Landscaping for donating your services once again to get our front entrance ready for the nice weather!
  • Our amazing volunteers: John and Darlene Dulude, Diane Conino, Ron Taylor, Amos Freidner, Alison Caruso

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

1911 Plaque back in the Armory!

We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Carlos Benjamin, Ron Taylor and the Milford Highway Department for helping us put up the original 1911 Armory plaque back into the Youth Center!
We would like to extend an additional thank you to Ron who spent months polishing the plaque for us! We are so happy to have it back in the building!

CrossFit Continues at the MYC!

The frist three classes of CrossFit at the MYC have been a huge hit! We are so excited to continue the program into the month of May!  Marc Pitts from CrossFit Never Doubt will be coming every Monday until May 15th. The program will start at 3:30. Space is limited to 12 participants per class, so get here fast on Mondays. There will be no “in advance” sign up. Sign-ups will occur the day of the program. The program is free and you must be an after-school member to participate. To register you will need to be a Milford resident or attend Milford schools and be between the ages of 8 and 18.
THANK YOU to Milford Regional Hospital for running this program. We are so happy to be collaborating with a partner in our community that is an advocate for the health of our youth. CrossFit is the first of many programs the hospital plans to run at the Milford Youth Center. Click here for video of the kids using the agility ladder!

THANK YOU Benjamin Moore & Co.!

IMG_3194On behalf of the Milford Youth Commission and MYC staff, we would like to thank Benjamin Moore & Co. of Milford, and specifically Scott Kaplan, Distribution Center Manager, for organizing a volunteer project in the basement of the Youth Center! Employees of Benjamin Moore came on multiple days over the last few months to paint the entire floor and ceiling of the basement! In addition they painted our boxing room, painting all the polls “foul-line yellow” and put up a replica wall of the “Green Monster” adjacent to our batting cages! Benjamin Moore stored the wall for us during the renovation and we are so excited to have it finally up! The wall was actually used in a commercial in NY! This project, valued at over $15,000 of materials and labor has transformed the basement, allowing it to be available in time for batting cage rentals, CrossFit and so much more! It will also help with the general maintenance of the building! It’s due to the generosity of local businesses 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!