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Woodbridge Youth Services – March 2022

Woodbridge Youth Services – March 2022

Call 203-389-3429 or email npfund@woodbridgect.org for information or to sign up for programs. Like us on Facebook:  Woodbridge, CT Youth Services.

Job Bank

Spring arrives with the need for yard cleanup and garden prep.  Residents may call to hire teens to do odd jobs.  Teens who want paid work should contact Youth Services to schedule an interview.  The Job Bank is a referral service for residents who offer odd jobs to resident teens ages 13 – 18.

Nominations for First Selectman’s Youth Award Sought

If you know a Woodbridge youth (up to 18 years old) who has volunteered their time working to improve the Town of Woodbridge or its residents, consider nominating that deserving resident.  Principals, teachers, fellow students, neighbors, group, and religious leaders, etc. are encouraged to make nominations.  Parents or family members may not nominate a relative.  Nominations are due to Youth Services by April 4th.  The winner will receive an award and a gift at a date to be determined later this spring.  The nomination form can be found on the Town Website.

Pi Day Celebration

Woodbridge Youth Services will be holding an after-school program to celebrate Pi Day on March 14th from 2:30 to 4:30 at Amity Middle School Bethany.  Students will get to make their own individual pizza pies!  The cost to register is $10.00.  Permission form and payment are due in advance.  See Town website.

We Care Kits

The Amity Middle School Student Council coordinated donations of personal items and gift cards and collated the items into We Care bags for the homeless with assistance from Youth Services personnel.  Youth Services delivered over 150 bags to New Reach in New Haven along with masks, personal items, and 20 other bags donated by high school students and residents.  Many thanks to those who donated or took time to care for those in need.

Valentines for Seniors

Youth Services received over 200 valentines made by students, parents and grandparents for our local seniors.  Those who attended the recent drive-thru luncheon were very grateful for the creative cards and thoughtful messages. Extra cards were delivered to a local senior living facility.  These acts of kindness brought smiles to many faces and were very much appreciated.

Paint Party

A paint party is scheduled at the Amity Middle School-Bethany cafeteria from 2:30 to 4:00 on April 29 with instructor Samantha Woodruff who is patient and knowledgeable.  Students will paint a spring scene and enjoy a snack while they create.  Cost is $25.  Permission form and advance payment required.

Home Alone Class

Home Alone class is offered for Woodbridge students ages 9 – 12 on Tuesday, April 12 from 10:00 to 12:30 in the Woodbridge Library meeting room.  Learn what to do in an emergency and when to answer the phone or the door.  Guidance is offered regarding house rules, nutritious snack, and internet safety.  Cost is $15.  Permission form and advance payment required.  Call or see website for information.

Youth Evening Programs:

6th Grade Party

Sixth graders from Woodbridge and Bethany schools and other sixth grade residents and are invited to a party at Amity Middle School-Bethany on April 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm which will offer an inflatable obstacle course, music, pizza, and a raffle.  Cost is $7 at door.  Call to register.

8th Grade Party

Youth Services is collaborating with Orange Youth Services to hold a party at Amity High School for 8th grade residents from Woodbridge and Bethany and all 8th graders attending Amity Middle schools on April 22nd from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  A DJ, pizza, and giant games are planned.  Cost is $7 to be paid at the door.

Pictured: Home Alone class offers guidance to adolescents.

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