Category Archives: Teens

Girls Who Care fundraiser for MYO

From Jackie Alford and Kathy McDonald –

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GWC Final Fundraiser in support of Medfield Youth Outreach!

The Girls Who Care service group (GWC) is a group of Medfield High School 2020 graduates who have been together since Kindergarten. They have completed approximately 50 service projects over the years and are excited to announce their final project! They have partnered with a fundraising company to offer a variety of items featuring a beautiful and unique logo designed by Medfield alumnus Rachel Tatro. To them, the logo represents the spirit of the MHS Class of 2020 along with the love and support they as a class have felt from the Medfield community during the unusual end to their time at MHS. They are selling these items to raise money for Medfield Youth Outreach, an organization that helps Medfield families in need access assistance and resources. Click on the link below to see almost 90 items that you can purchase with the logo on them. Great for graduation gifts, off-to-college gifts, or keepsakes! GWC will receive 35% of the proceeds for almost all of the items, and all money raised will be donated to Medfield Youth Outreach. All orders must be placed by July 3rd and will be delivered in time for MHS graduation on July 25th. Thank you for helping them give back to the Medfield community one last time before college! Click here to view the items and place your order.
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Rolling Rally on 5/31 for MHS Grads

CLASS OF 2020 SENIOR CELEBRATION DAY Rolling Rally to honor Medfield H.S. Class of 2020! Please help honor the Medfield H.S. Seniors on what would have been their originally scheduled graduation day, May 31st. We are bringing the Medfield community together in a safe way to celebrate the Class of 2020. A Rolling Rally of cars will pass through town (see route on page 2) on Sunday, May 31st beginning at 1PM. Please pardon any road closures that may impact your travel during this time. If you would like to watch the Rally roll by, please park at a location near the route and view from your car. The safety of our community is a priority for this event and social distancing guidelines should be adhered to by all. To honor members of the Class of 2020 who may live in your neighborhood, we welcome you to decorate your house with Warrior pride. If you are interested in volunteering for Rolling Rally related needs, please email angpmedfield@gmail.com. For other Rolling Rally inquiries, please email MHSrollingrally@gmail.com. On behalf of the Class of 2020 and their families, The Rolling Rally Committee, The All-Night Grad Party Committee and the school administration, we thank you in advance! Community Event May 31st at 1PM CLASS OF 2020 SENIOR CELEBRATION DAY Rolling Rally Route • Right out of McCarthy Field • Proceed on Hospital Hill Road • Right on West Mill Street • Left on Adams Street • Left on Dale Street • Right on North Street • Left on Route 109 • Right on South Street • Left on Elm Street • Right into loop to the left of Wheelock • Left back onto Elm Street from loop • Right back onto South Street • Right onto Pound Street • Enter Blake Driveway • Right at Stop Sign toward HS Auditorium • Left at stop sign near tennis courts and gym entrance • Right into visitor parking lot at end of driveway • Proceed straight thru parking lot to end • Exit parking left to South Street Neighbors We Need YOU! Sunday, May 31st 1pm Please help us honor the Medfield High School Seniors on what would have been their originally scheduled graduation day, May 31st. We are bringing the community together in a safe way to celebrate the Senior Class of 2020 and WE NEED YOU to make this event extra special! A rolling rally of cars will pass your home the afternoon of Sunday, May 31st between 1 -1:30pm. We are asking you to please consider being our best cheerleaders for the MHS Senior Class of 2020. Safety of our community is a priority for this event and social distancing guidelines should be adhered to by all. Decorate your home Makes some signs, banners, hang a sheet from your window. We need signs of inspiration, congratulations, good luck - any positive message. Tie these balloons (with short string so they’ll prop up!) to your mail box. Make noise Have your children bang some pans together, use noise makers, honk your horns, cheer with your loudest voice, pipe music. Be spectators Step outside your house, hang out your window, sit in your car, stand in your driveway, wave to our MHS Seniors as they pass. What else? Blow bubbles or use your bubble machine, write chalk messages, use your megaphone, blow up some balloons...anything that helps make this rolling rally event festive is welcome! Volunteer Sign up to help decorate other non-residential areas along the route: Visit www.medfieldangp.com or Email: angpmedfield@gmail.com Here are some ways you can help: Any Questions: About Volunteering / Decorating email: angpmedfield@gmail.com All other Rolling Rally inquiries: MHSRollingRally@gmail.com THANK YOU! We hope that we can count on you to help make this day special. Something like this can only be successful in a community like Medfield where families come together and support each other. On behalf of every MHS Senior parent, The Rolling Rally Commitee, The All Night Grad Party Committee and the school administration, we thank you in advance! We will be delivering a gift certificate from one of our fine Medfield restaurants to the three most spirited homes. WIN A GIFT CARD! THE ROUTE20200512-Rolling Rally for MHS grads_Page_220200512-Rolling Rally for MHS grads_Page_320200512-Rolling Rally for MHS grads_Page_4

MHS virtual art show

This is really interesting and really well done – kudos to all –

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AP ART & DESIGN – Virtual Gallery 2020 

Per Kate Jones, K-12 Art Department Chair, the Medfield High School AP Studio teacher, Meg Drew, curated this virtual student show and designed its layout.  Well done Ms. Drew!

From Jean Mineo –

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I want to share with you Medfield High School’s AP Art Exhibit which was put together by our K-12 Art Department Chair Kate Jones.
I think the work is stunningly mature and powerfully represents their emotions, dreams and interpretations of the world around and within them. Since the only way to see the work is virtually, we’d appreciate your sharing in whatever ways are appropriate.
 
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This is my neighbor, Caroline Nealon’s room –
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In town volunteer shopping & delivery service

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Grocery shopping & delivery service

Medfield High School students, Ben O’Neil, Brandon Sahr, and Owen Brand, are offering to do the shopping for Medfield residents who cannot do so for themselves because of COVID-19 concerns.

Orders must be place at their website (the link is below) and there is no charge.

“COVID-19 puts our community at risk, and some people are at a greater risk than others. It may be difficult for these people to achieve once previously basic tasks outside their homes due to the chance of infection. Therefore, we decided to create this program based upon bringing groceries to those in our community who are at risk when doing so themselves.”

https://medfieldcoronakids.wixsite.com/mysite?fbclid=IwAR1lwP5ZqgtFBwrba0PXXJXgLFh2xiD7HlLcElzGuCN0hx0D1BFZt44RZZw

Lanterns tonight at 7 PM

Great idea from the Medfield High School Student Council –

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From StuCo

 

Hi everyone! We are trying to organize a community wide event to show our support for all doctors, nurses, and medical professionals working to help and heal during this difficult time.

 

TONIGHT, at 7 PM, “Unite with Light” by placing a battery-powered lantern, luminary, flashlight, or other light outside your home or in your window as a show of support for our hometown heroes.

 

Please spread the word to friends and neighbors. Take a pic and email to (medfieldstuco@gmail.com) or tweet at (@medstuco) StuCo and we will share them out. Thanks for all your support!

 

Love, MHS StuCo

Kathryn O’Leary Shilale

Join the Angel Run team!

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The Medfield Foundation’s Angel Run is seeking individuals to assist with the following parts of the annual family friendly race in December, to work with seasoned volunteers:

  • Marketing co-chair
  • Post Race Party co-chair

Join the team, share the fun, and do some good for your hometown!

Email to info@medfieldfoundation.org with interest.

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Medfield Foundation launches appeal for summer camp fund

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Medfield Foundation launches appeal for summer camp fund

Many adults and children have happy memories of summer camp. From a traditional experience playing in the woods, swimming in a pond or making arts and crafts to skill building and other types of specialized camps, many Medfielders cherish these summer camp experiences and the friends they made. How would you feel if you never had the opportunity to go to camp?

Before the summer camp season begins, the Medfield Foundation board wants the town to know that there are a significant number of local families whose children yearn to attend camp, but simply can’t afford it. Due to difficult financial situations at home, many children are unable to attend summer camps. It can be challenging to grow up in an affluent community such as Medfield and not have access to the development opportunities, fun and life-long friendships that summer camps can provide.

After first responding to a specific significant need three years ago, the MFi board established the Summer Camp Fund. This fund has become a popular way for people with the financial means to do so to give back to the Medfield community. The MFi board is now in its third year of the fund, and, as in years past, is looking to raise $5,000 to assist as many families as possible to give their children the ability to attend summer camp.

The Medfield Foundation is asking people to make a tax-deductible donation to help Medfield children attend summer camp. There are two easy ways to make a donation:

Send a check to: Medfield Foundation PO Box 745 Medfield, MA 02052. Please make the check out to Medfield Foundation, Inc. and write “CAMP” in the memo line.

Use this link to donate: http://medfieldfoundation.org/donate/

If you would like more information before donating, contact Rose Colleran, Medfield Foundation Summer Camp Fund Chair (617-947-4896 or camp@medfieldfoundation.org) or Medfield Foundation Treasurer, Abby Marble (508-361-9825 or treasurer@medfieldfoundation.org).

The Medfield Foundation is a 100 percent volunteer run 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of Medfield residents, build a stronger community, and facilitate raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medfield. Since its inception in 2001, MFi has raised more than $3 million to support community-wide initiatives in Medfield.

MFi was founded on the realization that some residents were interested in contributing more than town taxes to support projects and services that would enrich life in Medfield. Annual fundraising revenue varies each year as the initiatives and needs in the town change. Please go to http://medfieldfoundation.org/

Eagle Scouts Alexander Fedak & William Maritan

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Alexander Fedak & William Maritan receiving Eagle Scout recognition on November 30 at the UCC

Inaugural MFi Legacy Fund grant wins MCAP a huge Federal grant

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The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund Grant Presentation Ceremony
(Pictured from left to right) Todd Trehubenko, MFi Legacy Fund Co-Chair; Christian Donner, Friends of the Medfield Rail Trail; Dawn Alcott, Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP); Jean Mineo of the Cultural Alliance of Medfield; Chris Cahill, MFi Legacy Fund Co-Chair

Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund Grant Pays Huge Dividends to Medfield

 When the Medfield Youth Outreach team from Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) submitted a grant request to the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund team to hire Bright Solutions Consulting to review and assist with writing MCAP’s federal Drug Free Communities grant application, it seemed like a long shot. Those involved all believed that the goal of making Medfield a recognized Drug Free Community was worth pursuing.

The Legacy Fund team took a chance on MCAP and awarded it a $5,000 grant in November 2018 and MCAP immediately went to work with the consultant on their federal grant application. The grant request was submitted in early 2019 and the team waited for the big announcement. On November 6, 2019 it was announced that MCAP was awarded a FY 2019 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $625,000 paid over five years by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This grant will allow the coalition to hire a full-time prevention coordinator who will carry out evidence-based strategies aimed at preventing youth substance use in the Medfield community, services that have been proven to reduce substance abuse in other towns.

“The MCAP coalition owes the success of the DFC grant application to the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund grant, which allowed MCAP to hire an experienced grant writer,” said Chelsea Goldstein-Walsh LICSW, the Interim Director of Medfield Youth Outreach. “We are looking forward to launching a proactive and comprehensive effort to decrease youth substance use and promote wellness in the community.”

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund is an endowment established for the long-term benefit of the Medfield community which will also engage in annual grant-making to support community-driven projects. “This is exactly how we see the funds from the Legacy Fund being used to benefit Medfield,” said Todd Trehubenko, co-chair of the MFi Legacy Fund. “We think of the grants we can provide to be like an accelerant, helping add fuel to help grow programs and services that benefit Medfield residents.”

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund’s fundraising goal of $1,000,000 will enable the fund to grant annual funding requests. They are currently looking for founders/investors to help build the endowment which will enable this level of giving back to the community.

 

About Medfield Foundation

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of Medfield residents, build a stronger community, and facilitate the raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medfield. Since its inception in 2001, the Medfield Foundation has raised over $2,300,000 (Yes, two million three hundred thousand dollars!) to support community-wide initiatives in Medfield.

MFi was founded based on the realization that some residents were interested in contributing more than town taxes to support projects and services that would enrich life in Medfield. You are urged to go to http://medfieldfoundation.org to learn more.

 

For more information please contact:

 

Todd Trehubenko, MFi Legacy Fund Co-Chair

617-785-5619

legacyfund@medfieldfoundation.org

 

or

 

Evan Weisenfeld, MFi President

508-740-4367

evan@medfieldfoundation.org

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MCAP Receives $625K Grant

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MCAP Announces Receipt of $625K Federal Grant

The Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) substance abuse prevention coalition, a Medfield Foundation Initiative, announced that it was awarded a FY 2019 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $625,000 over five years by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This grant will allow the coalition to hire a full-time prevention coordinator who will carry out evidence-based strategies aimed at preventing youth substance use in the Medfield community. Superintendent of the Medfield Public Schools and MCAP coalition member, Dr. Jeff Marsden, responded to the news of the grant award: "I'm so happy for our kids and community that we will have someone dedicated to substance use prevention. The collective efforts of MCAP really came through for our community and our district looks forward to this important work." Medfield is honored to receive this grant and is prepared to launch a proactive and comprehensive effort to decrease substance use. The goals of the Medfield Cares About Prevention coalition are to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to decrease youth substance use. The coalition will seek to achieve its goals by implementing the following strategies: providing information and support, enhancing skills, providing incentives and disincentives for youth substance use, changing the physical environment, and modifying policies. The coalition will specifically target alcohol and electronic vapor products and will promote positive alternatives to substance use through community collaboration. This successful grant application was made possible by the tireless efforts of coalition members, as well as by a coalition consultant, Amanda Decker of Bright Solutions Consulting. MCAP was able to contract with Bright Solutions Consulting thanks to a generous grant from the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund, an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest. Securing this mini grant of $5,000 positioned MCAP to secure grant writing consultation services and set the coalition up for a successful award of the DFC grant.