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Milford Youth Center

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

MYC Snack Attack Program!

We are so excited to announce that starting this October we will be able to provide a free snack to every after school member for the rest of the school year! The snack will include a whole grain and/or protein snack, along with either a fresh piece of fruit or a 100% juice beverage!

This program would not have been possible without the collaboration of CACFP, Hockomock Area YMCA and the Milford School Food & Nutrition Services department! We hope this program will help provide our members with a nutritious snack during the gap between their school lunch and  their return home for dinner after our program ends at 6 PM! Please contact our Program Coordinator, Christine Daddario here or call 508-473-1756 if you would like to help pass out snacks for this program!

3rd annual “Help the Youth B-Ball Tournament”

Join us for the 3rd annual “Help the Youth B-Ball Tournament” at the MYC. On Sunday, November 5th, Jay Resto and Jay’s Classic Barber Shop will host a basketball tournament in our  gymnasium at 1 PM. Teams will be coming from Framingham, Westwood and Marlboro to compete.  The Youth Center will also have a team represented!

There will be pizza for sale, music and of course, lots of basketball!  All proceeds will go back to the programs of the Milford Youth Center!

MYC After School Program – October 2017!

The month of September has flown by for us here at the youth center. We’ve been having so much fun, and surprisingly, sun! As we warmly enter into fall and the month of October, we have some new programming and updates to share with you. This month we will be changing the time of our homework help from 2:00 to 3:00. This will make it more available for kids coming from Woodland schools and also give kids a chance to take a break right after school before they start on their homework. We also have a free tutor available. Please email us if you are interested to set up an appointment. Sewing will be starting on October 3rd. This class will be led by Lisa White, Christine Daddario, and Darlene Dulude. The kids will be progressing to using sewing machines this year, which we are pretty excited about. CrossFit is going strong into October. Remember, kids will also get a piece of fresh fruit for participating in this class. Fishing is another popular hit as a new program at the Center. We will have a new volunteer, Bob Gilmore, who is a Mass Wildlife trainer, “Let’s Go Fishing” instructor. He will be assisting with the fishing class. As a reminder, we have a career and college guidance class on Tuesdays, our craft and nutrition classes, which are both continuing in their success, and our nature hikes which give kids another chance to get out into nature. We transitioned from JAG into our very own MYC Youth council which is proving to be very popular this year. The kids are in the process of nominating leadership for the group and we have lots of applications for president, vice president, treasurer, and social media coordinator. As a last note on our programming, our gym staff is always available to run organized games, whatever the kids request. Finally, we are having our annual Halloween event on October 27th from 7-9pm. We will have a haunted maze, pumpkin painting, and fun for the whole family. The cost is $3 per person or $10 for a family. WE are also in search of volunteers for this event, if you would like to help out contact Christine Daddario at 508-473-1756 or cdaddario@townofmilford.com.

Volunteer at the MYC!

“Try it!” This is what our volunteer Rose Mary Natelson wants to say to anybody who is thinking about volunteering at the Milford Youth Center! Rose Mary is a retired teacher and has experience working with youth. She has done other volunteer work in Rochester, New York as well as In Columbus, Ohio. She used to be an adult swim instructor! Rose Mary also volunteers once a week at the Milford Senior Center. She told us that she is still waiting for the kids to warm up to her and advises potential volunteers to not be discouraged! Rose Mary joins us once a week for 1 hour to help kids with their homework!
We can use volunteers Monday-Friday anytime between 2-6 PM! Please contact our Program Coordinator, Christine Daddario here or call 508-473-1756! if you would like to volunteer and complete this volunteer form.

MYC Halloween Party!

The Milford Youth Center’s Annual Halloween Party and Haunted Maze
will be held on Friday, October 27th from 7-9 PM at the Milford Youth Center! The community will be able to enjoy music, snacks, pumpkin & face painting, jumpy and a haunted maze!!! The event is $3/person or $10 per family to attend!

We are also looking for volunteers for our Haunted Maze  and/or to assist MYC Youth Council members with running activity tables! if you are interested in volunteering please call our Program Coordinator, Christine Daddario at (508) 473-1756 or email cdaddario@townofmilford.com

MYC Kid’s Play Group 0-5!

We are very happy to announce we will be bringing back the MYC Kid’s Play, starting at the MYC on Tuesday, October 3rd. 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 Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 am to 2:00. 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!

Teachers Driving Academy 2017 – 2018 Classes is Now Available!

We are accepting registrations for Teacher’s Driving Academy for the 2017-2018 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 and support!

MYC Thanks Community for Donations- August 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:
  • United Way of Tri-County: We would like to thank the United Way of Tr-County for donating 35 backpacks to some of our MYC After School members for this school year! The United Way of Tri-County runs this annual back-to-school backpack program to help children and youth succeed and learn. The program is a combined effort between area businesses and employees to provide backpacks and school supplies for the school year!
  • Thomas family for the donation of this beautiful pool table to replace ours that was falling apart! Also, thank you to Grandma’s Attic Moving company for picking up the new pool table and moving it into the Youth Center
  • Jessica Dunn Komenda for donating 4 Madagascar tickets for a musical at Stadium Theater to the Youth Center! to give to a family
  • 7-Eleven for donating two large cases of water, bananas and candy
  • Milford Softball for donating water, Gatorade, snacks and t-shirts
  • Summer Camp families for donating snacks and treats all summer for our campers and staff
  • Tom Keenan for donating sports balls
The Youth Center relies on donations to hep sustain our programs! Please contact the Center if you would like to donate!

Welcome Back: Our SCI AmeriCorps Member!

We are very excited to congratulate and welcome back Victoria Williams for being selected for the second year as our Social Capital Inc. AmeriCorps member! Victoria will be serving at the Center for the next 10 months, as a Youth Leadership coordinator, completing over 1700 hours of service! Victoria is an after school and Youth Council alumni, along with the 2015 United Way of Tri-County “Youth Volunteer of the Year” award winner! We are so excited and proud of Victoria for this amazing opportunity! Victoria will be running the MYC Youth Council, under the leadership of the  Social Capital Inc. and Milford Youth Center! If you are interested in learning more about the MYC Youth Council, please contact Victoria here. The first MYC Youth Council meeting will be held this Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 4-5 PM at the MYC!

You Can Still Help us Reach Our Goal for the Movie Room!

The Milford Youth Center is reaching out to YOU to help raise funds to build a music and multimedia music room! There is still time to donate!! We are requesting your support to help the Center reach our goal of raising $10,000! At our Telethon on August 19, 2017 we raised over $7,000! There are many ways to still donate and we would like to thank those who already have! Any donation is appreciated and would go a long way to help this room come to fruition!
How to donate:
  1. VISIT NOW: bit.ly/donateMYC
  2. MAIL: You can mail us a donation to 24 Pearl St! Please make your check out to “Town of Milford- MYC”
  3.  E-MAIL: We understand that it is a busy time of year! If you are unable to make a donation now, email us at milfordyouthcenter@comcast.net and we will connect with you when there is a more convenient time!

For the “live” donation thermometer, with the list of all those who have donated so far, click here.