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News From Woodbridge Youth Services

News From Woodbridge Youth Services

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

October 17th – Noon – 1 pm

The Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge Parenting Initiative in collaboration with Bridges Healthcare is offering this free Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training at the Woodbridge Public Library, 10 Newton Road.  A boxed lunch will be provided after training so please register by October 10, 2018 to Peter Samenfink at psamenfink@bridgesmilford.org.

Woodbridge Job Bank Accepting New Members

Woodbridge residents between the ages of 13 and 18 are eligible to join the Job Bank to earn some money and help residents with work around the house or yard, babysitting, or tutoring.  Sign up for your interview before the leaves start falling, and you’re sure to keep busy.  Contact Nancy Pfund at npfund@woodbridgect.org or call 203-389-3429 for an application and permission form.

Volunteers Needed For Food Pantry/Community Service Opportunity

Woodbridge Youth Services is looking for teens and adults to help sort food during the last few weeks of October in the food pantry at the Woodbridge Center Building.  Contact Nancy Pfund at 203-389-3429 or email:  npfund@woodbridgect.org for details.

Halloween MonSTAR Mash Costume Party

Seventh and eighth grade residents of Woodbridge, Bethany, and Orange will join forces for this spooktacular costume party at Amity Regional High School’s cafeteria (25 Newton Road, Woodbridge) on Friday, October 19th from 7:00-9:00 pm.  Middle schoolers can check out their future high school and meet future classmates.  The $5.00 fee covers Wax Hands and a rocking DJ specializing in games and trivia, crazy contests such as donut eating, the mummy wrap, best costume and much more.  Refreshments and raffle tickets for awesome prizes are included.  Pre-registration brings an extra raffle ticket by emailing Youthone@woodbridgect.org or by calling 203-389-3429.  Adult and high school volunteers needed.  Call to sign-up. Community service hours offered.

Programs For Amity Middle School-Bethany Students:

iPhone Photography Class

Youth Services iPhone Photography Class participants attended class at the Apple Store in New Haven to take photos and improve their skills

Woodbridge Youth Services is offering an exciting after-school trip on Thursday, October 18 for the iPhone Photography Sketch Walk workshop.  Registered students will take a bus at dismissal to the Apple Store in New Haven to tour around Yale, take photos, and return to the store for an editing/sketching session with advice from the pros.  Artistic talent is not required.  Snacks included.  Students will return to the Amity Middle School-Bethany at 4:45 for parent pick-up.  Space is limited.  Fee of $12.00 per class and permission slip and waivers are required in advance.  Email youthone@woodbridgect.org or call 203-389-3429 to register.

Kindness Klub

Seventh and eighth graders can participate in the Klub which meets in the cafeteria after school to make simple crafts to be donated to an organization like a homeless shelter or Wounded Warriors.  No special skills required.  Sessions are free.  Perform an act of Kindness while earning community service credit.  Snacks are provided.  These sessions are at Amity Middle School-Bethany, and conclude in time to hop on the late bus.  Scheduled dates include:  11/1/18, 1/15/19, and 3/21/19 with additional dates to be determined.  Permission form required.  Email youthone@woodbridgect.org or call 203-389-3429 for information.

Amity Middle Schoolers from Woodbridge and Bethany have a blast watching Principal Dr. Dellinger on the Mechanical Bull at the Back to School Blowout – photo by Jessica Artemchuk

Top: A student hangs on to the Mechanical Bull at the Back to School Blowout at Amity Middle School-Bethany

CONTACT:  Nancy Pfund at 203-389-3429 or email npfund@woodbridgect.org

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