OUT MetroWest’s youth programs run year-round, and we’re excited to let you know what we have planned for July and August.
As usual, WAGLY and Umbrella will welcome high school youth. Over the summer, this includes those who’ll enter 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in the fall—as well as those who’ll enter their first year of college/gap year/employment. On June 26, July 24, and August 28, we will continue our tradition of WAGLY cookouts. Held from 6:30 to 8:00 at our typical WAGLY location, they feature an outdoor dinner and activities, and we welcome family members for the first 30 minutes. All high school youth are welcome, and the cookout themes this year are Animal Prints/Costumes; Drag Night; and Favorite Fictional Characters, respectively! Coming dressed up is welcome and encouraged but not required!
Nexus will continue to welcome middle school youth. Over the summer, this includes those who’ll enter 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grades in the fall. Youth entering 9th grade in the fall are welcome at Nexus, Umbrella, and WAGLY during the summer months and will “graduate” to our high school programs in September.
We’re thrilled that this summer marks the first time we’ll offer afternoon activity time at our Framingham office. Each Thursday in July and August, youth are welcome to join us from 3-5 p.m. for arts and crafts, games, movies, and connection with peers and mentors. This addition to our regular schedule was made possible by a generous grant from TripAdvisor. Supervision will be provided by our staff and adult advisors, and any youth eligible to attend Nexus, Umbrella, or WAGLY can join us! Our office is at 929 Worcester Road, Framingham, but those following GPS will want to input 1 Library Street, Framingham. Parking is available. Unfortunately, please note that our office does not currently have wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 12 from 1:30-4 p.m! The Morse Library teen librarian is welcoming us back for another fun ice cream and movie party. We’ll watch a family-friendly movie, make crafts and ice cream sundaes, and visit with friends. All youth eligible to attend Nexus, Umbrella, or WAGLY may attend this free event at 14 E. Central Street in Natick Center!
We’re still in the process of planning another event or two for the summer, and we’ll keep you updated as soon as those are confirmed. In the meantime, feel free to contact director of programs Courtney Allen with any questions about summer programming.
We hope to see you soon!