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Youth Services – July 2022

Youth Services – July 2022

First Selectman’s Youth Award 2022: Winner Ava Shanbrom

Ava Shanbrom received her award and Woodbridge citation from First Selectman Beth Heller at the recent Human Services Volunteer Appreciation Celebration.  Scott Zimmerman from Peoples United (Division of M&T Bank) presented Ava with a check for $200.  Senators Jorge Cabrera and James Maroney presented her with a state citation for her service to Woodbridge.

Youth Services Offers Support to Amity Middle School Students

Students enjoyed the recent ice cream social funded by the PTSO and Youth Services at Amity Middle School during the Yearbook Signing event.  Youth Services also offered cool treats to students at their kickball tournament on the last day of school.

Youth Services helped to sponsor the Eight Grade Graduation Party coordinated by the AMSB PTSO to reduce the cost to students and families.  Students enjoyed a beautiful night at Racebrook Country Club.

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 in Woodbridge to earn some extra cash.  Youth Services provides an opportunity to learn about the interview process, safety on the job, and how to negotiate pay.

Do yard work, babysitting, weeding, dog walking, raking, etc.  Call for an interview at 203-389-3464 or e-mail npfund@woodbridgect.org.  Masks and social distancing may be required.

Woodbridge residents who wish to hire someone for odd jobs like babysitting, yard cleanup, weeding, moving boxes, etc.  Save your energy and keep teens working to gain experience.  Call 203-389-3464 for more information.

Red Cross Babysitter Training

Class covers all the basics to get you ready to babysit.  This 2-day class for teens, ages 12-17, will be held on Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11 from 9:00 am to 12:45 pm in the Woodbridge Library Meeting Room at 10 Newton Road.  Must attend both days.  Snacks provided.  Fee is $60, $65 for non-residents.  Discount for siblings.  Call Youth Services at 203-389-3429 for more information or mail nfpund@woodbridgect.org.

Annual Seventh Grade Picnic to Welcome Students to Middle School

Incoming 7th Grade residents from Bethany and Woodbridge and other new AMSB 7th graders are invited to join us for this annual picnic on Wednesday, August 24th on the Amity Middle School-Bethany back field from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Rain location is in the gym.  $7.00 Fee includes DJ, “Hippo Chow Down” inflatable, games, pizza, and free raffle ticket.  Call Youth Services or email to register.

Volunteers Needed

Adults, College Students, and mature high school students may call or email to help.

Free Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults

This training is open to all individuals that live or work within the towns of Milford, West Haven, Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge.  Upcoming trainings:

  • July 12th and 19th, Tuesday Evening(s) from 6pm – 8:30pm (YOUTH MHFA, Virtual);
  • July 21st, Thursday from 10am – 3pm (YOUTH MHFA, Virtual);
  • August 9th, Tuesday from 10am – 4pm (YOUTH MHFA, @ WH Public Library);
  • August 17th, Wednesday from 10am – 4pm (ADULT MHFA, Virtual).

Register for training at https://bit.ly/trainings-MHFA.  Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to identify, understand & respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children & adolescents ages 12-18.  Participants must complete 2 hours of self-paced, pre-work before attending the interactive, instructor-led portion of the training.  Participants must attend the entire virtual training to become certified and will also be required to complete a knowledge check and course evaluation.  Course materials and fees are covered through a Mental Health Awareness Training grant and Bridges Healthcare.

BOWDAAC-Let’s Talk Prevention

BOWDAAC (Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge Drug/Alcohol Action Committee) is a grant-funded Local Prevention Council serving the communities of Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge.  Its mission is to reduce underage drinking and substance use by promoting awareness through educational programs and community collaborations.  New members are welcome.  For more information or to join our committee, email info.bowdaac@gmail.com or check out our website www.bowdaac.org.

Call 203-389-3429 or email npfund@woodbridgect.org or youthone@woodbridgect.org for information or to sign up for programs.  Like us on Facebook Woodbridge, CT Youth Services

  1. Senator James Maroney offered a congratulatory fist bump to First Selectman’s Youth Award Winner Ava Shanbrom while Senator Jorge Cabrera and First Selectman Beth Heller observe with appreciation
  2. 7th Grade Picnic will host “Hippo Chow Down” Inflatable

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