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Woodbridge Youth Services News for April 2023

April 6, 2023
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Woodbridge Youth Services News for April 2023
Nancy Pfund teaches Home Alone Class

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:  https://facebook.com/WoodbridgeYouthServices.CT.

Woodbridge First Selectman’s Youth Award Deadline Extended

It’s time to recognize our wonderful young residents who share their time to help others and their community.  If you know a Woodbridge youth (18 or under) who has worked to improve the Town of Woodbridge or has assisted its residents, please nominate that deserving youth for the First Selectman’s Youth Award.  School counselors, peers, school principals, and group leaders are encouraged to make nominations.  Parents and family members may not nominate relatives.  Nominations are due by April 10.  Find the nomination form at the Town’s website for details.

All nominees receive an invitation to a volunteer celebration where the award will be presented to the winner.  Send nominations to Youth Services and make a difference in a child’s life.

Home Alone Class

Students, ages 9 – 12 may join the Home Alone Class on Wednesday, April 12 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Woodbridge Library meeting room.  Children learn what to do in an emergency and when to answer the phone or the door.  Guidance is offered regarding house rules, nutritious snacks, and internet safety.

Cost is $20 payable to Woodbridge Youth Services.  Permission form and advance payment are required.  Call 203-389-3429 to register.  Discount is offered for siblings.  Space is limited.  Healthy snacks are provided.  Bring your lunch if you like.

AnnaMaria Mauhs instructs youth in Babysitting

Babysitter Training

Two-day class covers all the basics to get you ready to babysit.  For teens, ages 12-17, the course will be held on Saturday, April 22 and 29, 9 am-12:45 pm in the Woodbridge Center Building, Room 16.  Must attend both days.  Snacks provided.  Students may bring lunch.  Fee is $65, $70 for non-residents (discount for siblings).  Call Youth Services at 203-389-3429 for more information.

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 for Woodbridge residents to earn money.  Youth Services provides an opportunity to learn about the interview process, safety on the job, and how to negotiate pay.  Improve your communication skills and gain experience.  Do snow shoveling, yard work, spring clean-up, babysitting, dog walking, etc.  Call for an interview at 203-389-3464 or e-mail npfund@woodbridgect.org.  Masks and social distancing may be required.

Teens Need Jobs

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

May Bethwood Program scheduled at Amity Middle School-Bethany

Bethwood Spring Party for 7th & 8th Graders-Save the Date

Seventh and Eighth Grade residents of Woodbridge and Bethany and all current Amity Middle School students are invited to a party on the evening of May 19 at Amity Middle School-Bethany.  Details to be announced.  Event is sponsored by Woodbridge Youth Services and the Town of Bethany.

Volunteers Needed

The Woodbridge Youth Advisory Board makes recommendations for Youth Services programming and seeks to include a more diverse membership to support our diverse population.  A few positions remain open for adults and high school students.  Community Service hours will be approved.  Interested residents may contact Youth Services for information.

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.

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