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Youth Services: 3/6/2020

Youth Service Departments Hold Mardi Gras Party for BOW Teens

The Youth Service Departments of Woodbridge and Orange, with support from the Town of Bethany, brought 8th graders from all three towns together to receive an introduction to Amity High School at the recent Mardi Gras Party. The DJ played hit tunes for dancing and ran challenging games. Along with a Best Hat Contest, students vied for raffle prizes like a drone and an action camera. The Selfie Station was a big hit as teens took memorable photos with friends.

Special thanks go to the Woodbridge Police Union for sponsoring the drone, and to Dip-Top for the gift cards. Thanks also to the parents and Quinnipiac and Amity student volunteers who so generously shared their time and talent to create such an awesome evening for our teens.

Amity Middle School – Bethany Holds Food Drive

Amity Middle School in Bethany held a food drive to benefit the Woodbridge Food Panty to provide assistance to local families in need. The Student Council and its Advisor Kathleen Habersang, in conjunction with the Advisory classes rose to the occasion with a “Canstruction” challenge to build creative projects with the food they collected. MariBeth Mahon’s class won for the “Most Items Collected.”  “Most Creative” projects were awarded to Helen Young’s Eighth Grade Advisory, and Thomas Newman’s Seventh Grade Advisory. A total of 1300 items were generously donated by the school.

Red Cross Babysitter Training

American Red Cross-trained facilitator, Anna Maria Mauhs covers the basics to get students ready to babysit: safety, planning, basic first aid and diapering. This class for teens, ages 12-17, will be held and Friday, April 17, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Woodbridge Library Meeting Room, 10 Newton Road. Students should bring lunch. Snacks and water will be provided. The $60 fee ($65 for non-residents) must be paid in advance. Sibling discounts available. Register on the Woodbridge Town website under “Woodbridge Recreation.” Call Youth Services for details at 203-389-3429.

Woodbridge First Selectman’s Youth Award Nominations Sought

Woodbridge Youth Services, in collaboration with First Selectman Beth Heller, is accepting nominations for the First Selectman’s Youth Award. The annual award, now in its twenty-first year, will be presented to a deserving young Woodbridge resident at the Human Services Volunteer Tea on Thursday, April 23. Call 203-389-3429 for more information or find the nomination form on the Town’s website at https://www.woodbridgect.org/160/Youth-Services. Please submit nominations to Woodbridge Youth Services at 11 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525, by Monday, March 13, 2020.

Job Bank Teens Looking for Work

Woodbridge Youth Services has teens who want to do odd jobs in Woodbridge like snow shoveling, yard work, babysitting, and tutoring. Residents may call 203-389-3429 for assistance.

Woodbridge teens who wish to join the Job Bank may contact Youth Services at the above number or email: mailto:npfund@woodbridgect.org

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