Youth Services invites students at Amity Middle School in Bethany to join the Kindness Klub after school on Tuesday, April 3 in the cafeteria. Students will spread kindness and earn community service hours by decorating sun catchers to brighten rooms at the New Reach, Inc./Life Haven Homeless Shelter. Artistic talent not required. Materials, snacks and music will be provided in a relaxed setting. To register a middle school student at no charge, complete the online permission form at www.WoodbridgeCT.org/160/Youth-Services. Call 203-389-3429 for more information.
Red Cross Babysitters Training
A two-day class will be held Wednesday, April 18 from 9 am – 2 pm and Thursday, April 19 from 9 am until noon at the Woodbridge Town Library Meeting Room, 10 Newton Road. Students must attend both days to earn their certificates of attendance.
Red Cross Instructor Anna Maria Mauhs covers all the basics to get teens ready to babysit: leadership, safety, basic care including diapering, and basic first aid. Class is offered to teens, 12-17 years old. To register, print the permission form from the Town website at www.WoodbridgeCT.org/160/Youth-Services. Send the completed form with a $60 check payable to Woodbridge Youth Services to 11 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT. Siblings enrolled together receive a discount. Non-residents will be held on a wait list until a week before the class. Space is limited! Call 203-389-3429 for additional information.
First Selectman’s Youth Award Winner
Woodbridge First Selectman Beth Heller, along with Woodbridge Youth Services, announces the 2018 winner of the First Selectman’s Youth Award as Sebin Park. Sebin, daughter of Taehwan and Sunyoun Hong and a senior at Amity Regional High School, has been an active member and officer of the Amity Leo Club where she has exhibited leadership qualities. “She is one of those people that no matter what you ask of her, she is always eager, willing and always has a smile on her face,” according to Jennifer DiBlanda, Executive Director of Amity Teen Center, who nominated Sebin.
Ms. Park’s involvement has included face painting at Town concerts, designing ornaments and decorating for a Trees of Hope donation to benefit the Ronald Mc Donald House. She frequently bakes for bake sales to raise funds for various charities, and actively participates in collecting food for food drives which provide several Woodbridge Human Services Holiday Baskets each year. She also spends many Saturdays at Coachman Square or The Willows doing crafts, playing Bocce, or singing along with the residents. This active teen also spends time with visually challenged veterans and has been a peer tutor at Amity. As a founding member of the Amity Medical Loan Closet, she assisted in collecting over 150 pieces of medical equipment for loan to community members.
Sebin Park volunteers at the Woodbridge Library on Lego Days and assisted with the setup of other children’s events. To top off her service to others, Sebin volunteers at a local Korean School. Sebin will receive her award at the annual Human Services Volunteer Tea on April 26th along with a $100 check provided by Peoples United Bank in Woodbridge.