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Strategic Plan

Youth Engagement

Goal 1:To engage children and young adults in impactful programs and services evidenced by an increase in the number participating in the services of our network when compared to participants of 2020


  • To identify youth engagement programming across Greater Cleveland and promising approaches for success by December 2021
  • To establish measurable data supporting positive youth engagement by December 2021
  • To design a youth engagement implementation plan and execute the plan across the MyCom network by December 2022
  • To evaluate the youth engagement plan and measure the success by December 2023
  • To adjust the youth engagement plan based on the evaluation of success and implement recommended changes by December 2024

Neighborhood Engagement

Goal 2: To support neighborhood youth development approaches evidenced by an increase in the number of neighborhood relationships built to reduce service gaps for children and young adults when compared to December 2020


  • To assess the existing neighborhood networks by December 2021
  • To assess the service gaps in youth development across the MyCom network neighborhoods by December 2021
  • To develop a neighborhood response template to address service gaps in MyCom neighborhoods by December 2022
  • To support and identify practices that address service gaps in neighborhoods by December 2022
  • To evaluate the neighborhood approach to service gaps by December 2023
  • To modify and implement recommended changes to the neighborhood approach by December 2024


Goal 3: To support the academic success of children and young adults evidenced by an increase in the number graduating from 8th grade and high school by December 2024


  • Analyze the best practices of existing supports for educational achievement by December 2021
  • Analyze the gaps in educational supports by December 2022
  • Develop an implementation plan to support the implementation of supports to fill the gaps identified by December 2023
  • Evaluate the implementation of the supports by December 2024


  • “MyCom Youth Development Initiative aims to engage via education, such amazing out-of-school opportunities as they recognize that youth who are bullied are more likely to feel disconnected from school."
    Curtis Benjamin
  • "MyCom has extended hundreds of youth exceptional opportunities to grow, expand their knowledge and express their voice in so many ways. I can honestly say that the youth are not the only ones who are learning, growing and having wonderful exposure opportunities. This adult is a beneficiary of countless blessing as well."
    Brenda Pryor
    MyCom Coordinator
  • "It was amazing, and really made me think of my community more, and how I can change it"
    Brandan Newton
    Anton Grdina FLOW Participant

MyCom will enact our mission with race and equality at the forefront of our work as we always have. We will use our thought-leadership, funding, advocacy, and network to redesign service delivery. Together we will rethink infrastructure and create solutions that eliminate access to healthcare, cyclical poverty, access to quality education, housing stability, and other barriers that have impacted black lives.

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Cleveland, OH 44120
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