Monday MyCom High Five: Marquane Folson is a Shaker Heights Success Story

November 13, 2023

After watching three older siblings active in programs at the Shaker Heights Youth Center, Marquane Folson was already a familiar face when he joined the MyCom Youth Council, Making Our Own Space (MOOS) Program, the Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) Summer Jobs Program, and P.E.E.R.S. while a student at Shaker Heights High School.

At Shaker Heights High School, Folson was a high performing student as well as a dedicated member of the Raider Marching Band. With the help of family and friends, along with band boosters and fundraising efforts, he was able to take the band’s trip to France during the 2023 spring break.

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  • “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
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