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Youth Services: 1/15/21

Youth Services: 1/15/21

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

Youth Services invited local teens to help the homeless this holiday season by making kits of essentials to donate to our local shelters.  The response from students was overwhelming.  Nine hundred bags were received with personal items, gift cards, PPE, and snacks.  Many contained heartwarming holiday wishes in homemade cards.  New Reach, Inc. and Columbus House in New Haven and Beth-El Center in Milford gladly accepted the donations for distribution to the homeless.  Hopefully, this brought some hope and comfort to our neighbors who need it the most, while students were able to earn community service hours.  We applaud the efforts of our young people and their families.

Team Gratitude Baskets

Community Service Event for Teachers/ School Staff/Health Care Workers

Youth Services invites students to form a team of 2-6 friends to put together a thoughtful basket for our hard-working and dedicated school personnel or health care providers.  Make a team captain to collect all items, while social distancing, and drop off to Youth Services.  Each basket must weigh 20 lbs. or less and can include the following:  $5 gift cards, water, protein bars, trail mix, candy, coffee packs, wipes, masks, hand cream, hand sanitizers, etc.  Be creative and have some fun!

Community service hours will be determined and given to each team participant at the time of drop off.  Please bring completed community service forms for each team member.

Call 203-389-3449 or email youthone@woodbridgect.org to schedule a drop-off.  Collection will end on Friday, January 22, 2021.  Sponsored by Woodbridge Youth Services and the Town of Bethany.

Snow Art Competition

Bethany and Woodbridge families who find themselves in a heap of snow can express their talents this winter.  Each family is encouraged to get out on a snowy day and build the best snowperson or animal they can.  Get creative and start sculpting.  Then email a photo of your family with your creation to youthone@woodbridgect.org.  Prizes will be awarded based on creativity and skill.  Check the Town of Woodbridge website at https://www.woodbridgect.org/160/Youth-Services for updates and prizewinners.  Due date for photos is February 16, 2021.  Sponsored by Woodbridge Youth Services and the Town of Bethany.

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 to earn some extra cash.  The application process provides an opportunity to learn about the interview process, safety on the job, and how to negotiate pay.

Due to COVID-19, most jobs are currently outdoors with masks and social distancing as required.  Teens can do yard work, dog walking, shoveling, etc.  Responsible teens who wish to join the Job Bank should call for an interview at 203-389-3464 or e-mail npfund@woodbridgect.org.

Need Snow Shoveling or Yard Work?  Woodbridge Job Bank Can Help

Woodbridge Job Bank teens will work for Woodbridge residents who wish to hire someone to assist for odd jobs like yard cleanup, weeding, moving boxes, and snow shoveling.  Call 203-389-3464 for more information.

Pictured: Woodbridge Youth Services Program Coordinator Cathryn Ressler organizes “We Care” bags for homeless.

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