Chris Bridge of Shaker Heights

College Student at Washington University in St. Louis

"Research and reach out. You never know what will happen after a cold email." Chris Bridge

Meet Chris Bridge!

Chris is from the MyCom Region of Shaker Heights and a former member of Youth Connect 216 (formerly YWAB).

Chris took the time to share with us some thoughts about his time with the MyCom Network and what he learned as a part of the Youth Connect 216 work.

High School Graduation: 2022

Anticipated College Graduation: Washington University in St. Louis 2026

Ysian: Chris, tell us a little bit about you, where are you from, what school did you attend, ect..

Chris: I am a first-year college student from Shaker Heights passionate about Cleveland and bettering the city.

Ysian: How did you get interested in the MyCom network and mission?

Chris: I was a member of the Youth Workforce Advisory Board, now known as Youth Connect 216.

Ysian: What are the lessons you were able to take-away from your time with MyCom and the MyCom Network?

Chris: Through MyCom, I learned how to engage meaningfully in a team setting.

Ysian: What encouragement would you share with MyCom Youth Today?

Chris: I would tell MyCom youth to research and reach out. You never know what will happen after a cold email.



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