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Woodbridge Youth Services News – December 2021

Woodbridge Youth Services News – December 2021

Call 203-389-3429 or email npfund@woodbridgect.org for information or to sign up for programs.

Paint Party for Amity Middle School-Bethany-December 10

Youth Services will host an after-school paint party on Friday, December 10, 2021 (Snow date is 12/17) for middle school students who will enjoy having a snack and painting a beautiful winter scene.  Contact Youth Services to sign up to create your masterpiece with step-by-step instruction from artist Samantha Woodruff.  All supplies and snacks will be provided for a cost of $20 per student.  Class runs 2:30 – 4:30 pm in the Amity Middle School-Bethany West Cafeteria.  Take home your canvas to enjoy or share as a holiday gift.  Parent permission form and pre-payment required.  Call for information.  Space is limited and masks will be required.

Job Bank

Woodbridge teens who want paid outdoor work should contact Youth Services to schedule an interview.  The Job Bank is a referral service for residents who offer odd jobs to members.  Snow shovelers will be needed soon.

Residents should contact Youth Services to hire a teen or plan now for snow shoveling as needed.

Toys 4 Kids

This program supports Woodbridge and Bethany families and surrounding towns to provide holiday toys to those in need through TEAM, Inc.  Due to COVID restrictions, online giving is encouraged.  Financial support is desperately needed to purchase toys for children and gift cards for those 8 – 12.  To donate, please visit TEAM’s website at https://teaminc.org/toys-4-kids-2021/.  Collection boxes for new, boxed toys for ages 0 – 7 will be available in the town library and in Youth Services until November 30.  Gift cards are appreciated for youths 8 – 12 years of age.  To apply for toys, see TEAM’s website for online application and requirements.

Do You Have A Teen Who Vapes?

Yale’s Vaping Cessation program can help high school students to quit the habit.  It offers a virtual program which provides financial rewards for progress in the effort to end the use of harmful substances in the vape oils.  Teens also receive a note pad to use for checking in with Yale.  To join the program and receive the support needed, please call Youth Services for more information.  Students are encouraged to call for assistance.

“We Care” Kits to Aid Homeless/Community Service Project

Last year, over 900 “We Care Kits” for the homeless were made by local students.

Youth Services invites teens to help the homeless this holiday season by making kits of essentials to donate to our local shelters.  Your kit should be a minimum of a gallon size, zip lock bag or drawstring size bag.  We suggest decorating your bag or inserting a card letting someone know you care.  Some ideas to include in your kit are toiletries (travel size), feminine hygiene products, hats, gloves, socks, underwear, tissues, wipes, hand sanitizers, masks, band-aids, water, mints, $5 gift cards, granola or protein bars, fruit cups (spoon), flashlight, peanut butter crackers, lip balm, etc.

Drop off time to Youth Services is Thursday, December 9th, between the hours of 12:30 – 2:30 pm or by appointment.  Call for directions.  We approve community service hours for completed kits.  Bring your community service form for approval (if needed).  Should you have any questions, please call Youth Services at 203-389-3464.  Larger items of new blankets, towels, sheets, pillow cases, and cleaning supplies are also needed if parents wish to assist.

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