MyCom is a network of people who believe youth development is a direct path to healthy, safe communities for everyone. We build strengths in young people and their neighborhoods by connecting existing programs and resources, and funding opportunities for positive growth. We also encourage all sectors of society to take responsibility for children’s development and transition into productive adulthood.
To connect young people in Greater Cleveland with positive experiences and caring adults they need to lead good lives, supplementing the parenting and education of our youth.
By inspiring and preparing young people in Greater Cleveland to reach their potential and contribute to their community, MyCom is a key success factor in their lives.
In 2006, the Cleveland Foundation undertook research to identify and evaluate existing programs and services for youth in Greater Cleveland. Based on its findings, the foundation convened many key community partners to create an effective system to support our young people. Cuyahoga County government stepped up early and in a big way, with $3.4 million and a commitment to manage day-to-day operations of MyCom through its Family & Children First Council.
Today, this youth movement – MyCom – aims to inspire and prepare Greater Cleveland’s young people, kindergarten through graduation, to reach their full potential and become good citizens. It exposes kids to a variety of activities and experiences that allow them to explore new interests and learn new skills. It connects them to a network of caring and committed adults – teachers, mentors, employers, and others – who offer guidance and encouragement. MyCom prepares Greater Cleveland’s young people to enter early adulthood with the ability to foster healthy relationships throughout their lives and the skills to compete in a global economy.
Youth Leadership Council St. Clair Superior Neighborhood
What is the MyCom Youth Leadership Council?
The MyCom Youth Leadership Council for St Clair Superior is a group where young leaders gain skills to become change agents and activists in their community. Youth ages 13-19 will gain leadership skills and act as a voice for youth in the community. Youth Leaders will also have the opportunity to design projects that address issues that matter to youth.
What would I do?
- Attend Youth Leadership Council meetings 4-6 times per month.
- Meet other youth leaders from your neighborhood.
- Participate in opportunities to advocate for youth. Opportunities may include: radio shows, creating media presentations, attending meetings with important decision makers in the community, etc.
- Create a uniquely designed project with help from group leaders to address an issue in the neighborhood decided by you.
- Attend group outings which may include: rock climbing, amusement park, or other outing.
How do I join?
We are looking for youth who:
- Are aged 13-19
- Describe themselves as leaders
- Will commit to 100% attendance for all program requirements
- Live or attend school/afterschool in the St. Clair Superior Neighborhood
If this is you and you want to be a leader in your community. Download and Fill out the attached application and submit it to:
Questions? Call Philip at 881-0644 ext. 110