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Youth Services: 9/18/15

Youth Services: 9/18/15

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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 multiple gaming stations. Hang out or just chill with friends – don’t forget to visit the photo tent and get fun photos with friends! The interactive Boppers’ DJ will serve up great music, 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 Continues To Offer After School Programming At Amity Middle School- Bethany Campus.

Digital Photography for Teens

Instructor Melanie Stengel – former New Haven Register Staff Photographer

This is an 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. 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. Class will begin October 1st. For more information, to sign up and complete a permission slip, please call Youth Services at 203-389-3429.

Fun Fitness Cooking

Culinary Institute of America trained Chef Maggie Lyon

Learn how to cook and gain a recipe for lifelong healthy living! This 10 week class will be offered in the Middle School’s kitchen after school Tuesdays from 2:25-3:55pm. 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. Class will begin October 6th. For more information or to sign up, please call Youth Services at 203-389-3429.

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.

Pictured: The competition between the girls and the boys heats up during the annual Youth Services 7th Grade Picnic on the Green in Woodbridge. This great program, sponsored by Woodbridge Youth Services and the Town of Bethany, brings 7th graders from Woodbridge and Bethany together for an evening of fun just prior to the start of the school year. Special guests Woodbridge First Selectman Ellen Scalettar, Bethany First Selectman Deri Gorski and Amity Middle School – Bethany Principal Richard Dellinger greeted the students.

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