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Youth Services 5/4/18

Youth Services 5/4/18

Chocolate Dipping at Amity Middle School – Bethany

Who likes chocolate?  Woodbridge Youth Services will be hosting an after-school fun chocolate dipping event on Friday, May 4th from 2:30 to 5:00 pm in the Amity Middle School-Bethany Cafeteria.  Create a beautiful edible chocolate flower arrangement in a flower pot that you decorate.  Perfect timing for a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day the next week, grandma, your best friend, or even yourself!  Cost is $5.00 and registration is required.  Please call Woodbridge Youth Services at 203-389-3429, or email Youthone@woodbridgect.org for more information or to register.

After School Guided Study Program at Beecher Road School

Several students at Beecher Road School in Woodbridge participated in the After School Guided Study Program which provides assistance in the academics with a focus on Math, individual needs, organization, and homework completion.  The Woodbridge School District hosts the program which is sponsored through the Connecticut State Department of Education Enhancement Grant obtained by Woodbridge Youth Services.  The program ran two days per week from late February to early April.  Students enjoyed a pizza party on the final day and left with great suggestions for future homework and test completion.

Kindness Klub at Amity Middle School-Bethany

Woodbridge Youth Services completed the third successful session in their newly formed “Kindness Klub”.  Amity Middle School-Bethany Campus Klub attendees have been hard at work creating beautiful and heartfelt crafts to donate to those in need.  The Kindness Klub donated handmade pet beds, and constructed pet toys to donate for animals that had been relocated to the CT Humane Society from flood and hurricane ravaged areas in the South.

The Klub, under the direction of Cindy Kruger, Program Coordinator, and Kim Ahern, also crafted beautifully decorated, personalized keepsake boxes for the CT Department of Children and Families registered foster children and included a personalized friendship bracelet, sunglasses, and inspirational gift tag.  Finally, the Kindness Klub recently met to brighten up Life Haven’s women and children’s homeless shelter rooms with colorful, handmade suncatchers and decorated drawstring bags filled with toiletries.

Woodbridge Youth Services congratulates Kindness Klub members on their dedication to helping others in need and looks forward to continuing this program.

Babysitter Training a Success

Woodbridge Youth Services recently held a two-day Red Cross Babysitter Training at the Woodbridge Town Library with instructor Anna Maria Mauhs.  Teens learned babysitting basics with first aid, diapering, safety, and help for choking victims.  Each earned a Red Cross certificate, and received informative materials to use when babysitting.

1. After School Guided Study Program was overseen by (From Left to Right): Kim Franklin, Leigh Mulligan, Woodbridge Youth Services Director Nancy Pfund, Program Coordinator Katie McCollom, Teresa Nakouzi, and Kristen Horvath (not pictured)
2 – 4. Kindness Klub members create crafts to benefit others
5 – 6. Students attend Youth Services Babysitter Training

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