Expanded Learning | MyCom Cleveland Youth Programs

Real change affecting the lives of kids and teens cannot happen without leadership from youth.

Youth Engagement is the meaningful participation and sustained involvement of young people in shared decision-making about matters which affect their lives and the lives of those in their community. Youth engagement and youth voice is core to our work. Youth are involved in youth councils at the neighborhood level and are at the table as neighborhood build their individual Neighborhood Youth Development Plan. Network-wide youth leadership opportunities are offered through training and exposure activities.

MyCom has taken special care that there are MANY ways to gather input from the young people and to actively involve them in all aspects of this movement.

Out of School Time is a supervised program that children & young adults regularly attend when school is not in session. Young people who stay for after-school programming spend a large part of their waking hours on the school campus. OST programs provide youths with safety and supervision.


  • “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.

13815 Kinsman Rd, Suite 104
Cleveland, OH 44120
P: 216-399-2271

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