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Woodbridge Youth Services News – 9/30/22

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

Home Alone Class

A two-day class for ages 9-12 Thursdays, October 13 & 20 from 4:00-5:00 pm will be held in the Woodbridge Library meeting room.  Students learn about answering the door and phone, emergencies, calling 911, healthy snacks, and internet safety.  Snack is provided.  Advance payment of $15 and permission form will reserve your spot.  Call to sign up early as space is limited.

Halloween Spooktacular

Seventh and eighth grade Woodbridge and Bethany residents and all Amity Middle School-Bethany students are welcome.  Grab a costume and be there on Friday, October 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the AMSB gym at 190 Luke Hill Road in Bethany.  Fee of $7 covers games, DJ, dancing, refreshments, and raffle.  Get your team of 5 together for the Mummy Wrap.  More details on website, Facebook, and in school newsletter.  Adult and mature high school student volunteers needed.  Woodbridge Youth Services and the Town of Bethany sponsor this event.

Woodbridge Job Bank Seeks Teens Who Want Work

The Job Bank in Woodbridge offers occasional jobs to teen residents (ages 13 – 18) who would like to work in Woodbridge to earn some extra cash.  Youth Services provides an opportunity to learn about the interview process, safety on the job, and how to negotiate pay.

Do yard work, babysitting, weeding, dog walking, raking, etc.  Call for an interview at 203-389-3464 or e-mail npfund@woodbridgect.org.  Masks and social distancing may be required.

Woodbridge residents who wish to hire someone for odd jobs like babysitting, yard cleanup, weeding, moving boxes, etc., save your energy and keep teens working to gain experience.  Call 203-389-3464 for more information.

Volunteers Needed

The Woodbridge Youth Advisory Board makes recommendations for Youth Services programming and seeks to include a diverse membership to support our diverse population.  A few positions remain open for adults and high school students.  Community Services hours will be approved.  Interested residents may contact Youth Services for information.

BOWDAAC-Let’s Talk Prevention

BOWDAAC (Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge Drug/Alcohol Action Committee) is a grant-funded Local Prevention Council serving the communities of Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge.  Its mission is to reduce underage drinking and substance use by promoting awareness through educational programs and community collaborations.  New members are welcome.  For more information or to join our committee, email info.bowdaac@gmail.com or check out our website www.bowdaac.org.

Shamiel Gary Motivates Students

Former NFL player Shamiel Gary presented a motivational speech to Amity Middle School students and held sessions to discuss goal setting, self-respect, and celebration of others.  Students were excited to play games and hear Gary’s talk about self-reflection and being your best self.  Woodbridge and Orange Youth Services, BOWDAAC, and Amity Regional School District sponsored the event.

Seventh Grade Picnic an Attendance Record Breaker

Woodbridge Youth Services’ Annual Seventh Grade Picnic saw the highest attendance in the history of this event with over 130 incoming seventh graders ready for fun.  These young teens came together at Amity Middle School-Bethany Campus to bring their energy with the DJ pumping dance music and running interactive games.  Many competed on the “Hippo Chow Down” inflatable while others enjoyed Cornhole, Giant Jenga, pizza, and raffle prizes.  Youth Evening Programs are sponsored by Woodbridge Youth Services and the Town of Bethany.

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