Woodbridge Youth Services News – December 2021 • Woodbridge Town News

Call 203-389-3429 or email [email protected] for more information or to register for programs.

Paint Party for Amity Middle School-Bethany-December 10

Youth Services will be hosting an after school painting party on Friday December 10, 2021 (snow date is 12/17) for middle school students who will enjoy grabbing a snack and painting a beautiful winter scene. Contact Youth Services to sign up and create your masterpiece with step-by-step instructions from artist Samantha Woodruff. All supplies and snacks will be provided at a cost of $ 20 per student. The class runs from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Amity Middle School-Bethany West cafeteria. Take your canvas home to enjoy or share as a holiday gift. Parental authorization form and prepayment required. Call for more information. Places are limited and masks will be compulsory.

Job Bank

Teens in Woodbridge who wish to work away from home should contact Youth Services to schedule an interview. The Job Bank is a reference service for residents who offer odd jobs to members. Backhoes will soon be needed.

Residents should contact Youth Services to hire a teenager or schedule snow removal now if needed.

Toys 4 Children

This program helps families in Woodbridge and Bethany and surrounding towns provide vacation toys to those in need through TEAM, Inc. Due to COVID restrictions, online donations are encouraged. Financial support is desperately needed to purchase children’s toys and gift cards for ages 8 to 12. To donate, please visit TEAM’s website at https://teaminc.org/toys-4-kids-2021/. New boxed toy collection boxes for ages 0 to 7 will be available at the municipal library and at Youth Services until November 30. Gift cards are popular for kids ages 8 to 12. To apply for toys, see TEAM’s website for online application and requirements.

Do you have a teenager who vapes?

Yale’s Stop Vaping Program can help high school students quit smoking. It offers a virtual program that financially rewards progress in efforts to end the use of harmful substances in vape oils. Teens are also given a notepad to use when registering with Yale. To join the program and receive the support you need, please call Youth Services for more information. Students are encouraged to seek help.

“We Care” kits to help the homeless / community service project

Last year, more than 900 “We Care Kits” for the homeless were made by local students.

Youth Services is calling on teens to help the homeless this holiday season by making kits of essentials to donate to our local shelters. Your kit should be a minimum of a gallon, zipper bag, or drawstring bag. We suggest you decorate your bag or insert a card telling someone you care. Some ideas to include in your kit are toiletries (travel size), feminine hygiene products, hats, gloves, socks, underwear, tissues, wipes, hand sanitizers , masks, dressings, water, mints, $ 5 gift cards, granola or protein bars, fruit cups (spoon), flashlight, peanut butter crackers, lip balm, etc.

The deposit time at Youth Services is Thursday, December 9e, between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call for directions. We approve community service hours for completed kits. Bring your community service form for approval (if necessary). If you have any questions, please call Youth Services at 203-389-3464. Bigger items of new blankets, towels, sheets, pillow cases and cleaning supplies are also needed if parents wish to help.

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