MyCom's Thankful Thursday: Celebrating Our Safe Passage Program

March 7, 2024

Thank you to our Partners from

Safe Passage Project!

MyCom teamed up with community partners and Cleveland Metropolitan School District to enhance the district’s Stay Safe & Aware campaign with the Safe Passage Project.

The Expanded Safe Passage program was created to increase the multi-agency enforcement partnership inclusive of law enforcement, community partners and concerned citizens to provide preventive services.

Research shows this partnership intervention deters incidents of violence, vandalism and truancy from students on specific streets, at bus stops and on bus lines.

The model promotes grassroots level relationship building, which is critical to prevention in schools. The presence of the Safe Passages team members is to be preventative vs reactionary; they are not there to replace security officers, but instead to serve as motivators to keep moving to the school house and once there, go to class and be engaged. By providing consistent faces and safe spaces, relationships are fostered and the school community is enhanced.

“Young people oftentimes just need to know that there are people who are there who are not law enforcement or there to be punitive but who are here to be preventative and make sure students get to and from school safely,” said Kasey Morgan, MyCom Chief Strategy Officer.

MyCom relies on two local organizations–Change Seekers and Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance–to supply the team members.

Read More Here.


  • “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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