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Milford Youth Center

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

MYC Summer Camp Registration & Camp Counselor Positions 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!

 

The Milford Youth Center is looking for summer camp counselors! Please return to Milford Youth Center, along with a resume, at 24 Pearl St., Milford., MA 01757. Applications are due by Friday, April 21, 2017. For application, click here.

CrossFit at the MYC!

We are so excited to announce that CrossFit will be coming to the Milford Youth Center!! And it’s FREE. Marc Pitts from CrossFit Never Doubt will be coming every Monday, starting April 3rd and going 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.

MYC After School Program Updates!

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, 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 and Woodland Elementary for allowing us to come in to do outreach!

MYC St. Pat’s Fundraiser THANK YOU!

On behalf of the Milford Youth Commission and staff, we would like to thank everyone who attended, donated, supported, and volunteered to make the seventh annual St. Pat’s Fundraiser successful, raising $6,000 for Youth Center programs! The event was held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 and was the first fundraiser at the newly renovated Youth Center! The event included a cash bar, music, raffles, community awards, youth art auction, corn hole, appetizers and a special dance performance by one of our rental groups “Danza Intercultural Muskuk Nan.”
We also announced our 2017 Community Appreciation Awards. Mike Volpe, accepted the Community Appreciation Award on behalf of ANP Bellingham. Mike Volpe and ANP Bellingham were an easy selection as the recipient of this award, due to the years of their dedication to the Center. Mike was responsible for helping to coordinate the donation of a boiler, valued at over $80,000, a landscaping project, with the collaboration of Consigli Construction and Nydem Landscaping, valued at over $30,000 and numerous monetary donations towards our After School and Holiday giving program.
Our second 2017 Community Appreciation Award was given to the Milford Girls Softball League. Before the renovation, members of Milford Girls Softball league and Board would utilize our cages but always looked for ways to help the Center. Whether it was donating the cages themselves, fixing and installing lighting in the basement and the gym, taking down the storage closets so we could put up batting cages back up in the newly renovated Center, painted walls, or donated a $6,500 floor machine – there is nothing this group won’t do to help support us! Board members Paul Bonvino, Mike Bonina, Paul Pellegrini, Peter Tredeau, Joe Douglas and Mike Swain accepted the award at the event!
We are thankful for these long-lasting relationships that have helped the Center live up to its mission in providing a safe environment that promotes self-esteem, builds character, and fosters the notion of community and the importance of respecting and serving others. We would like to thank every individual, organization and/or businesses that contributed to this fundraiser: Trinity Episcopal Church, Murray Law Office, Milford Braces PC, Milford girls softball league, Hoop Crew, LLC, Old Time Auto Sales, ANP Bellingham/Dynegy Power, Pizza Palace, Walsh Brother Inc. (Mike Gentile), Gold’s Gym, Bon Tempo Family, E-Z Way Car Wash, Platinum Physical Therapy, Relaxation Creation, Dogfish Head Brewery, Teachers Driving Academy, McDonalds, SportsClips, Shannon Leigh Photography, Oliva’s Market, Catering & Gourmet Gifts, Mark Berman, Accurate Auto Care, Midtown Family Fitness,John Smith Sports Center, Imperial Cars, Paul Johnson, Nikki Marie, Danielle Marie, Helena Passamonti, Jessica Friswell, Breanna Claro JP Liquors, Tent Connection, Chris and Gary’s Tent Rental, Milford Police Department, Signs Plus, BJ’s Wholesale Club of Franklin, Hoop Crew LLC., Area Glass Co., Afonso Real Estate Inc., Linda Farricy and Ron Auger! Thank you to Milford Town Crier, Myfm 101.3 and Milford TV for helping us promote the fundraiser. We would lastly like to thank our amazing staff, board members and volunteers who helped with the planning, set up & clean up!
For more photos of the event, click here. For slideshow that we showed at the event, click here.

CrossFit at the MYC!

We are so excited to announce that CrossFit will be coming to the Milford Youth Center!! And it’s FREE. Marc Pitts from CrossFit Never Doubt will be coming every Monday, starting April 3rd and going 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.

MYC Summer Camp Registration & Camp Counselor Positions 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!

The Milford Youth Center is looking for summer camp counselors! Please return to Milford Youth Center, along with a resume, at 24 Pearl St., Milford., MA 01757. Applications are due by Friday, April 21, 2017. For application, click here.

Get your tickets today: 7th Annual MYC St. Pat’s Fundraiser!

The Milford Youth Center will host its seventh annual St. Pat’s Fundraiser on THIS Saturday, March 18, 2017! Please consider joining us for our first fundraiser at the newly renovated Youth Center, which will be held at 24 Pearl St., from 7 pm-midnight. The event will have a cash bar, music, raffles, community awards, and appetizers! Tickets will be available up until the event at the Youth Center, between 10am-6pm. Tickets will be $20 each in advance or $25 at the door of the event.
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!

Fundraiser Raffle Prizes & Donation Thank you!

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:
  • Mike Gentile of Walsh Brothers, Inc. for securing 4 Red Sox tickets in their luxury box;
  • Bon Tempo family for donating bottles of wine;
  • E-Z Way Car Wash for donating car wash coupons;
  • Platinum Physical Therapy – Milford for donating pass coupons;
  • Golds Gym Milford for a 2 month membership and 2 personal training sessions ($199 value);
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club of Franklin for donating $25 gift card;
  • Signs Plus of Milford for updating our fundraiser signs
  • Thank you Myfm 101.3 for having us the radio to promote the fundraiser! Click here to see us on Facebook Live!
  • Thank you to you our Board members, volunteers and after school members who helped us stuff and address envelops to send out to the community;
  • Monetary donations from: Trinity Episcopal Church, Claro Family;
  • Thank you to everyone who has already purchased tickets!
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!

MYC After School Program Updates!

Welcome to the month of March for our free After School program! 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).
The gymnasium, game room and lounge are open daily. The structured programs for the month of March are: MYC March Madness Tourney, Weight Room: (for HS students), High Altitude Jump Rope: A Jump Rope Demo/Competition Team, Model Plane Flying, Meditation, Nutrition, Arts & Crafts, Career/College Guidance (We will offer extended guidance counseling for teens who want help with their FAFSA, college application, resumes, and job applications), Makeup class (BVT cosmetology department students will come to teach a class on how to appropriately apply makeup. Makeup will be provided), Pokemon Club (Members will be able to play with their personal Pokemon cards while being supervised), Sewing, JAG Youth Council, and Futsal Soccer (for day/times, click here for full calendar!
A ll participant s must be a Milford resident and/or attend Milford Schools, to fill out a  registration form   to be 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!

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:
  • The Milford Highway Dept. for helping Youth Center staff today with picking up fitness equipment! We would also like to thank Imperial Cars for lending us a truck and Athletic Based Training of Holliston for giving us a great deal on the equipment!
  • Milford Youth Softball and especially Paul Bonvino, Mike Bonina and Paul Pellegrini for donating a new floor machine to the Milford Youth Center! This will help maintain our beautiful new gymnasium floor for years to come! Thank you Milford girl’s softball league for always looking for ways to support our program!
  • Milford Police Department for donating their old projector and screen!
  • 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!