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Milford Youth Center

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

MYC Adult Open Gym!

The Milford Youth Center will be open for adult open gym tonight Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Open gym will be every Wednesday night in Jnaury, weather permitting, and will be available from 9-10:30 PM. Doors to the Center will open promptly open at 9 PM and close at 10:30 pm for this program.
This is only open to adults (18+). You will have to fill out a waiver your first time participating, along with providing a license and/or ID. Milford residents will be charged $3 each and out-of-town participants will be charged $5 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 Thanks Community for Donations- December 2017:

The Youth Center would like to extend a very appreciative thank you to the following people who donated items and/or their time this month to the Center:*Joan & Jack Ward for donating a beautifully decorated Christmas tree they won from the Gala Of Tree’s

*Milford National Charitable Foundation for their generous monetary donation;

*Jess Friswell for her generous monetary donation;

*Ron Taylor for donating a beautiful gingerbread house;

*Janet Flumere for donating a beautiful gingerbread house;

 *Dale & Laura Hoopingarner for their generous monetary donation;

*The Callahan Family for their generous monetary donation;

*Kathie Sliney for donating 2 tv monitors and speakers;

*Thank you to all individuals who donated coats and winter accessories for the Finex House domestic violence shelters!

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

MYC Indoor Walking Continues in January!

The Milford Youth Center will be open from 9 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings for Milford residents to use the gym for walking, starting the month of December!

For January the Center will be open during these hours on the following dates (we have coffee and tea too!):
  • Jan. 2nd & Jan. 4th
  • Jan. 9th & Jan. 11th
  • Jan. 16th & Jan. 18th
  • Jan. 23rd & Jan. 25th
  • Jan. 30th

MYC Kid’s Play Group 0-5!

Our MYC Kid’s Play Group is growing each week! This is a children’s play group for parents and/or guardians to bring their kids to play, craft, and socialize! The groups will run everything Tuesdayafternoon from 12:30 pm to 2:00 PM.
Each session will include activities such as circle time, free play, crafts, snack, story time, and clean up! There is a requested donation of $5 per family per session, so the MYC can continue and expand groups and programming. Come on down and bring your child to run and play while adults socialize and meet other families in the community!

MYC Participates in Santa Parade!

We had such a good time this year at the Milford Santa Parade on our Emoji themed Youth Center float! Staff and volunteers worked hard all morning to put it all together in time for the parade. We had over 40 kids riding on the float through town!! We would like to especially thank: John & Darlene Dulude, Ron Taylor, The Milford Fire Department, Joe Graziano, Milford Junior Woman’s Club for donating candy and Art’s Towing Inc for lending us a truck for the parade!
  • For a video of some of the pictures from the event, click here!
  • For Town Crier photos click here!
  • Check out Milford TV’s coverage of the Santa Parade here (Check out the Youth Center float at 1:10:45)!

MYC Holiday Party a Success!

The Milford Youth Center was able to provide a gift this Holiday season to 65 After-School members due to such amazing generosity from the community! We would first like to thank Pizza Chef of Milford for their generosity of donating 15 Pizzas for our annual Holiday Pizza Party! We would like to send a big thank you to the United Way of Tri-County, Barbara LaGrenade, and their “Hope for the Holidays” program for sponsoring 40 kids this year! We would also like to thank Waters Corporation, and especially Debbie Moreau, Senior Administrative Assistant, for organizing a collection for 12 After Schools members. 
We would also to thank Dawn Bogonis for her generous donation of $100 and recommending us for the Tufts Health Plan Matching Gifts Program and the Milford Clerical Employees Union for their generous $200 donation to the Center to allow us to purchase more presents for kids in need this Holiday season! Finally, we would also like to thank all of our staff and volunteers who attended and helped us out at the event! For video of some of the kids celebrating, click here!

Thank you Central Tavern!

We would like to thank Central Tavern and their staff for all of their hard work putting together the spaghetti supper fundraiser for us on December 10th! Thank you so much to Paul, the owner of Central Tavern, for hosting the event, donating two raffle prizes and all your help throughout the event! Thank you also to Krissy from Central tavern who organized and initiated the fundraiser.
We would also like to thank all the other people who were so kind to donate a raffle prize: Sandy Caproni, the Duludes, Amy Tamagni, Lisa White and the Embroidery Bar, and Brenda Wheelock. We are so grateful to Central Tavern for all of their generosity and hard work. We were able to raise $1,000 during this event and we are so happy for this as it will help us substantially during this holiday season! Thank you to everyone who attended and donated as well!

 

MYC Part-Time Jobs Available!

Come join our amazing team! The Milford Youth Center will be opening up a 2 part- time positions that will be utilized for the After School hours from 2-6 PM. Requirements: Must be at least 17 years of age or older, with demonstrated interest/experience in working with youth. The position available is:
  • Activities Supervisor: Will be utilized for After School program, Monday-Friday – $11/hr
Please return resume and list of references to Milford Youth Center, at 24 Pearl St., Milford., MA 01757 or email to milfordyouthcenter@comcast.net

Applications are due by Friday, January 26th, 2018.

Find Yourself Friday – Youth Event is Back!

On Friday, January 26, 2018, from 7-9 PM,  the Milford Youth Center, The Way Church and Milford Public Schools are all teaming up to create a unique event for Milford youth and their parents!  In the past, the Youth Center held monthly events for the youth called, “Find Yourself Fridays.” The name was coined by a former youth council member, with the purpose to create a safe place for youth to hang out on a Friday night while being comfortable in their own skin! Typically, the event included a volunteer DJ, dance space, activity tables, snacks and a collection for a charity or cause to either receive proceeds and/or donations for in exchange for a ticket. These events were always a hit in the past but due to the Renovation and other events we have not being able to host one recently.  Now, with help from The Way Church and Milford Public Schools we are able to bring this event back and it’s going to be better than ever! In addition to the music, dance space, activity tables, jumpy and snacks, the event will also include a video game tournament! There will be prizes for the winner of the tournament, along with raffles for all other attendees. We are asking all those who attend to bring a either a new or gently used suitcase or duffle bag to be donated to local foster children in need. We will be donating these to the Treehouse Foundation, an organization that promotes public investment in our most vulnerable children. They inspire, implement and support innovative child welfare practices to ensure children who experience foster care find forever families and supportive communities, empowering them to lead fulfilling, productive lives. Finally, parents are also invited to attend a special “Digital Did You Know” workshop from the Milford Public Schools in the conference room during the event. Refreshments will be served.
The event will be $3.00 per person OR free with a suitcase or duffle bag donation. In order for youth to attend this event, they need to be members of the Milford Youth Center after-school program. This means the event is for ages 8-18 (18 with a CORI). In addition, youth who wish to participate in the gaming tournament will needs to sign up for the tournament ahead of time. We ask that all registrations and CORI forms are complete prior to the event. For registration form, click here and please return to Youth Center prior to January 26th.
If you do not plan on attending the event, you can still donate suitcases and/or duffle bags to the Youth Center from January 2-Jan 26th between 9 am – 6 PM. Thank you in advance!

MYC Youth Council (MYCYC) Updates- January 2018!

The MYC Youth Council had their hands full this holiday season! They began December on an Emoji-themed float along with peers and MYC staff members during the annual Santa Parade. The group paraded in Emoji masks and colorful Santa’s helper hats. The following week during the MYC Youth Council meeting, the group discussed potential topics to learn about from New Hope– an organization that works throughout Massachusetts to build an anti-violence movement to end sexual and domestic violence. The organization is willing to construct a topic to present to the youth council to educate them. In the past, New Hope has done presentations on bullying, relationship violence and the bystander effect for the kids.They typically give handouts and have the kids interact a bit which helps them learn about the topics more in depth.
The presentation will be scheduled for a meeting in January (TBA).

The youth council also discussed opportunities to collaborate with Milford TV. Milford TV kindly and generously allows youth council members to be trained in studio. They also allow the youth members to edit content with guidance in studio.The members have not yet participated in a training this year, but SCI AmeriCorps member Tori who leads the youth council, has allowed youth members to sign up for potential January and February training. They have seen Tori and past youth council members utilize Milford TV equipment at events throughout this year and last year which was exciting for them. A couple of youth council members were able to film the MYC Holiday Party which occurred on Thursday, December 21st. Two members were taught a bit about the cameras and Tori guided them throughout the night which was also fun for the members. Youth Council members also helped MYC staff prepare volunteer gifts for the Holiday Party!

Finally, youth council members also met with one of our Board Members, Chuck Calagione, to recruit volunteers for Operation Snowstorm! This program allows for youth to help local seniors in need of shoveling help for their walkways! We had 11 kids volunteer to be a part of this awesome program! The group will be busy this month planning our upcoming “Find Yourself Friday” youth event. Keep an eye out for the MYC Youth Council! It is not too late to join if anyone is interested!