The Milford Youth Center and JAG Youth Council will host the first "Find Yourself Friday of the New Year on Friday, January 25th from 6:30-9:00 PM at the Milford Youth Center. The event will include music, dancing, snacks and games!
The JAG Youth Council decided to have the event be dedicated to the the youth who lost their lives in the Newtown Ct. tragedy. The JAG Youth Council discussed that they wanted to celebrate the lives of the victims and make something positive from such a horrible event. The Youth Council is asking all youth who attend to either pledge to do at least one "Act of Kindness" this month! We are asking you to bring in either a picture of your Act of Kindness or to bring in "My Act of Kindness Pledge" with a written description of what you pledge to do! We will then create a Youth Center board of all our "Acts of Kindness." If you bring this to the event you will get a free raffle ticket! Click here to download Pledge form to bring to event!
Find Yourself Friday's mission is to create a healthy, fun and educational environment for our youth while offering them an opportunity to improve their community. Find Yourself Fridays are held once-per-month at the Milford Youth Center on a Friday night. These events give youth a safe environment to be with their peers and enjoy music, dancing, games and healthy snacks. These events are developed by members of the JAG Youth Council, they meet weekly to develop monthly themes based on what they feel is an important issue facing the community and give a portion of the money collected to the cause of the month.
Find Yourself Fridays have been an enormous success over the last 2 year, with over 150 youth attending each month and donating to various charities. Some of these include: Milford Housing Authority, Cell Phones for Soldiers, Best Buddies , Compassionate Care ALS, Kony 2012, Anti-Bullying, Milford Play Initiative, Milford Daily Bread Food Pantry, a sneaker collection for youth in the Dominican Republic, JAG members to attend a Youth Leadership Summit in DC, and for United Way of Tri-County's "Feed a Family for Fifty." Find Yourself Fridays are sponsored by the United Way of Tri-County, CHNA-6 and DoSomething.org
If you would like to volunteer at the event please contact Jen Ward.