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Woodbridge Youth Services News for September 2023

August 31, 2023
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Woodbridge Youth Services News for September 2023
Youth Services new babysitters learn to swaddle babies as part of the Red Cross Training

Woodbridge Youth Services Holds Red Cross Babysitter Training

Instructor Anna Mauhs trained thirteen students in basic babysitting skills recently.  Students spent two mornings learning childcare basics, how to handle emergencies like choking, and practicing new skills like diapering and feeding.  Students are well-prepared to watch children and keep them safe while earning their own money.  Anyone interested may call Youth Services to be notified of the next class when it is planned.

Middle Schoolers enjoy the Hippo Chow Down inflatable at the recent Youth Services 7th Grade Picnic in Bethany

Youth Evening Programs

Woodbridge Youth Services and incoming Bethany and Woodbridge 7th graders kicked off the school year with an exhilarating start.  Over 115 students danced, met new friends, played games, hung out with old friends, and challenged each other in Party People’s Hippo Chow Down.  Beautiful weather, tasty refreshments, and raffle prizes made the evening special.  The program was sponsored by Woodbridge Youth Services and the Town of Bethany.

Program Coordinator Jami Joy Gibson awards raffle prize to a lucky student at the 7th Grade Picnic

Save The Dates

Woodbridge Youth Services will be hosting more evening programs for both 7th and 8th grade residents of Bethany and Woodbridge and all students of AMSB.  Mark your calendars for our Back to School Bash on September 22nd, 2023, and our Halloween Spooktacular Friday, October 20th, 2023.  More details will be noted on the Woodbridge Town website and on the Woodbridge Youth Services Facebook page.

Volunteers Needed

Adults, College Students, and high school juniors and seniors wanted to chaperone or assist at the registration tables, games, and food table.  Community Service hours will be approved for high school students.  Call Youth Services 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 yard work.  Contact the Job Bank to schedule your interview.  Other jobs include babysitting, housework, animal care, tutoring and tech assistance.  Residents may call 203-389-3429 to hire a student.

Woodbridge Youth Advisory Board

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

BOWDAAC-Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge Drug and Alcohol Action Committee Seeks Members

Our local prevention council works within our communities and local schools to provide programming and share information regarding vaping, tobacco, drug, and alcohol use.  Contact Nancy Pfund at 203-389-3464 to get involved.  Group meets monthly during the school year.

Call 203-389-3429 or email npfund@woodbridgect.org for information or to sign up for programs; Sign up for Youth Services Notifications:  https://www.woodbridgect.org/list.aspx;

See Youth Services’ Website:  https://www.woodbridgect.org/160/Youth-Services;

Follow us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WoodbridgeYouthServices.CT.

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