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Youth Services – October 2021

Welcome 7th Graders!

Excited Woodbridge and Bethany students and Youth Services Program Assistant BeeJ Ahern await the next winning raffle number at the recent Seventh Grade Picnic.   Photo Credit Jeanette Glicksman

Seventh graders had an awesome time at the annual Seventh Grade Picnic on the Woodbridge Green.  Music, games, pizza, popsicles, and raffle prizes made a cool event on a warm evening.

With a cohesive Youth/Human Services staff, Woodbridge police presence for safety, and many willing volunteers, students had a great meet up of Woodbridge and Bethany incoming middle schoolers.  Students also had the opportunity to meet Amity Middle School Assistant Principal Thayer Doyle, Bethany First Selectman Paula Cofrancesco, and Woodbridge Deputy First Selectman Sheila McCreven who each greeted the teens.

Home Alone Class for Ages 9-12

A two-day class is offered on Tuesdays, October 12 and October 19 from 4:00 to 5:15 PM in the Woodbridge Center Gym at 4 Meetinghouse Lane.  Topics include who’s at the door, phone responses, nutritious snacks, emergencies, fire danger, calling 911, and internet safety.  Participants receive a snack, water, and information packet to share with parents.  Fee is $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.  Discount for siblings. Call to register.

It’s Leaf Raking Season

Teens:  Looking for Paid Work?

Residents:  Need to Hire a Teen?

The Woodbridge Job Bank needs teen residents willing to work outside.  Jobs include raking, yard clean up, shoveling snow, moving, packing, child or animal care and more.  Be the first to contact Youth Services to schedule your interview and find work.  Earn cash, gain experience, and help local residents.   Learn communication skills, and build your resume to earn your references for college, scholarships, etc. Email: Npfund@Woodbridgect.org or call 203-389-3429.  Residents may call to hire teens for odd jobs.

Interested Community Members Wanted:  Youth Advisory Council

Youth Services is looking for a few Woodbridge parents to join a group for a meeting every other month during the school year at 3:45 pm to work with community members to advise Youth Services and bring ideas for programming.  Contact Nancy Pfund at 203-389-3429 for information.

Local Prevention Council

A few community members interested in prevention of alcohol and substance abuse are needed to join the Bethany-Orange-Woodbridge Drug and Alcohol Action Committee (BOWDAAC).  Contact Nancy Pfund at 203-389-3429 for information.

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