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Youth Services: 8/28/15

Youth Services: 8/28/15

Yo-Yo Guy Performs at Woodbridge Summer Camp

Yo-Yo Guy John Higby delighted campers in July at Woodbridge Recreation Summer Camp as he performed wild stunts with various yo-yos. The Recreation Department and Woodbridge Youth Services sponsored the event. (Pictured above.)

Anna Mauhs instructs students in Choking Rescue in Youth Services’ Babysitter Training.

Babysitter Training Held in Woodbridge

Woodbridge Youth Services held a Red Cross Babysitter Training August 11th and 12th in the Woodbridge Library where students learned basic child care and how to respond to emergency situations. Many of these students will be joining the Woodbridge Job Bank and may be available for babysitting.

Woodbridge Job Bank Seeks Teens Who Want Work

The Job Bank in Woodbridge offers jobs to teen residents who would like to work to earn some extra cash. The application process offers a chance to learn about the interview process, safety on the job, and how to negotiate pay. Types of jobs may include yard work, babysitting, animal care, house work, and snow shoveling. Call Youth Services to join at 203-389-3429.

Back To School Bash

Bethwood Bash – September 18, 2015- Attention all Woodbridge and Bethany 7th and 8th grade residents: The Back to School Bash will be held on the Woodbridge Town Green (Meetinghouse Lane, near the Gazebo) on Friday, September 18th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.  Inclement weather moves the event indoors to the Center Gymnasium. Have a blast with your friends with Big Daddy’s Auto Racing and Gaming. Hang out, have fun or just chill with friends. The interactive Boppers’ DJ will serve up great music, fun games and contests.

We’ll have pizza and snacks and great raffle prizes.  Admission is just $5.00. Private school students who reside in Bethany and Woodbridge are encouraged to attend. Amity Dress Code applies. No early drop-offs.  Prompt pick-up at 9:30 pm, please.

Volunteers needed! The Bethwood Bash relies on parent volunteers to chaperone at all our events. It’s a chance to meet people and support this important program. Parents, grandparents, college students, high school juniors and seniors please call Woodbridge Youth Services at 203-389-3429 or email youthone@woodbridgect.org to volunteer.  Bethwood Bash Programs are sponsored by Woodbridge Youth Services and the Town of Bethany. Donations are appreciated from individuals and local businesses for program needs and raffle prizes. Please call 203-389-3429 for more information.

Woodbridge Youth Services Offers After-School Programs at Amity Middle School – Bethany Campus

Digital Photography for Teens -with instructor Melanie Stengel

This is a ten-session, introductory class on digital photography for students who want to get the most out of their digital cameras and improve their photographic skills as well as for those more experienced students who want to enhance their skills. The class will be offered Thursdays in the computer lab at the Middle School from 2:25pm-3:55pm. Class will begin October 1st. The late bus is available on Thursdays at 4pm.

The course will cover camera basics while working through creative assignments on composition, natural and artificial light and color. Students will work in Adobe Photoshop in the computer lab learning professional techniques to maximize their photography. Participants will print their best photos each week to build their portfolios. Weekly projects will allow plenty of time for experimentation. A materials fee of $80.00 per student must be paid in advance. A discount for siblings and financial assistance may be arranged for qualifying families.. For more information, to sign up and complete a permission slip, please call Youth Services at 203-389-3429.

Fun Fitness Cooking

Learn how to cook and gain a recipe for lifelong healthy living! This 10-week class will be offered in the Bethany Middle School’s kitchen after school Tuesdays from 2:25-3:55pm. Class will begin October 6th. The late bus is available on Tuesdays at 4pm. Class is limited to 12 participants. Students will receive a notebook with recipes, nutrition and food safety information, a glossary of techniques and terms and an apron. We’ll start with basic skills and techniques and enhance the fundamentals to help develop a lifetime of great cooking and creativity.

A great after school activity! The materials fee of $100.00 per student must be paid in advance. A discount for siblings and financial assistance may be arranged for qualifying families. For more information or to sign up please call Youth Services at 203-389-3429.

Parent Support Group

Woodbridge Youth Services invites local parents who struggle with children who are, or may be involved with substance abuse to share experiences and concerns in a confidential setting. The Amity Parent Support Group meets every other Friday morning at 7:45 in Youth Services, Room 12 in the Woodbridge Center Building. Next meeting is September. For more information, please contact Nancy Pfund at Woodbridge Youth Services (203) 389-3429, or e-mail npfund@woodbridgect.org.

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