MyCom Monday Hi-Five Shaker Heights Youth

October 16, 2023

Seven middle and high school students from the Shaker Heights Youth Center assisted with set-up, activities, and tear-down at the Shaker Square Alliance sponsored festival on the South Lawn of Shaker Square.

The weather was excellent and turnout was great with several elected officials and dignitaries in attendance, including Councilwoman Deborah Gray, Municipal Judge Lauren Moore, and City of Cleveland Community Relations Board Chairman Rev. Charles Lucas.

Shaker Heights Youth Center has served the area for over 50 years, developing extensive academic and prevention programming to address the ever changing needs of adolescents and their families. The Shaker MyCom Youth Development Initiative continues to provide community service opportunities as an integral component of its youth development programming.

Photos were provided by former Cleveland City Council President Jay Westbrook and food for volunteers was provided by Brandon Chrostowski, founder of the EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute.

Shaker Heights MyCom Youth Event September 2023


  • “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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