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Woodbridge Youth Services for November & December 2023

November 16, 2023
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Woodbridge Youth Services for November & December 2023
Teens compete in Donut Eating Contest at Halloween Spooktacular [Photo Credit: Melanie Rish]

Halloween Spooktacular

Eighty local seventh and eighth graders had a blast at the Youth Services Halloween Spooktacular last month.  Teens enjoyed a mummy wrap, donut-eating contests, music by our DJ, games, pizza, a costume contest, and a raffle.   Youth Services wishes to thank all our students, staff, volunteers, students who made this such a success.

Holiday Cookie Decorating and Craft

For Amity Middle School Students:  Winter is approaching, so join us to get into the spirit on Friday, December 9, from 2:30 to 4:00 in the AMSB West Cafeteria.  Use your creative flow as you decorate yummy cookies, listen to music, and make a fun winter craft.  Fee is $5.00 and includes donuts and hot chocolate.  Call now to sign up.  203-389-3429.  Permission form and advance payment required.

Home Alone Class - New Dates

A two-day class for youth, ages 9-12, will be held on Thursdays, December 14 & Friday, December 15 from 4:00-5:00 pm in Room 16 in the Woodbridge Center Building at 4 Meetinghouse Lane.  Students learn about answering the door and phone, emergencies, calling 911, healthy snacks, and internet safety.  Snacks and materials are provided.  Advance payment of $15 for residents ($20 for non-residents) and permission form will reserve your spot.  Sibling discount offered.  Call to sign up early as space is limited.

Toys 4 Kids

Collection boxes for the Toys 4 Kids program, which serves local families, will be located in the Woodbridge Library and in the Woodbridge Center Building beside the gym at 4 Meetinghouse Lane.  Please be generous to allow all children to enjoy the spirit of the holiday season.  Toys due by December 7.

Families in need may apply through TEAM’s website:  The deadline for applications is December 8.

Helping the Homeless

Families may participate by making individual “We Care” Bags for New Reach Foundation in New Haven.  Fill 1-Gallon resealable bags with items for the homeless which may include new socks, gloves, hats, underwear, protein bars, fruit cups, small toiletries, hygiene items, and $5 gift cards for Dunkin, Starbucks, Subway, etc.  A note or card with a positive message may be included.  Larger items like new pillows, blankets, and family size toiletries and cleaners will also be accepted for the shelters.  Drop off day is Wednesday, December 6th from 2:15 to 4:15 or call Youth Services for other available times.  Community Service hours will be approved for the hours worked.  Call 203-389-3464 for information.

Job Bank Seeks Woodbridge and Bethany Teens Who Want Work

The Job Bank guides teens ages 13-18 as they apply, interview, and earn money doing odd jobs for Woodbridge residents.  Teens are needed now, especially for raking and yard work.  Contact the Job Bank to schedule your interview.  Other jobs include babysitting, housework, animal care, tutoring and tech assistance.

Teens Need Jobs

Woodbridge residents who wish to hire someone for odd jobs like raking, babysitting, yard cleanup, snow shoveling, moving boxes, etc.  Save your energy and keep teens working to gain experience.  Call 203-389-3429 for more information.

Woodbridge Youth Advisory Board

Woodbridge Youth Services seeks Woodbridge parents to join its Advisory Board which meets five times per year (September through May).  Representation from our diverse population is encouraged.  Contact Nancy Pfund at 203-389-3429 for more information.

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