First Selectman’s Youth Award
Winner Christina Burland
First Selectman Beth Heller will present the 2021 award to Christina Burland in June for her many efforts to bring a sense of community to Woodbridge. Tina, a junior at Amity High School, founded the Woodbridge Together group which has developed various programs like card writing for residents of a nursing home, but is recently known for coordinating the Luminaria Project which reminded residents to light up with hope as we reach out to others. The group raised funds for non-profit organizations including the Covid-19 Relief Fund. Ms. Burland received three nominations for her dedication and civic mindedness.
Home Alone Class
Youth Services Director Nancy Pfund and Woodbridge Police Officer Vinny Lynch presented a recent Home Alone Class to ten students. Topics included Who’s at the Door, Phone Responses, Nutritious Snacks, Emergencies, Fire Danger, Calling 911, and Internet Safety. Participants received an emergency bag and an information pack to share with parents.
Chalk Art Party Kicks Off Second Saturday Series in Woodbridge
Kids of all ages played fun yard games and created brilliant sidewalk art around the Center Building on May 8th. Bubbles were flying as families beat the pandemic blues. Teen volunteers helped with the event. See the Town Website for the upcoming events in the series.
Awareness Week at Amity Middle School Celebrated
Woodbridge Youth Services and Amity Middle School-Bethany present Awareness Week each spring with a different theme for each day. The student council helped announce themes focusing on Pride, Acknowledgement, Day of Silence, Kindness/Gratitude and the Future is So Bright. Students ended the week wearing sunglasses and flying kites on a beautiful Friday. Financial support from the school, Youth Services, the Town of Bethany, and Beth-Wood Baseball League is appreciated.
Woodbridge Job Bank
Woodbridge Teens: Need Cash?
Weeding and Yardwork Available
Join the Woodbridge Job Bank to work outdoors and earn some money. Call for interview 203-389-3429.
Residents May Call to Hire Teens.
Save your energy and keep teens working to gain experience. Masks and social distancing required. Call for details at 203-389-3429.