Youth Workforce Advisory Board

The MyCom Youth Workforce Advisory Board (YWAB) was created to build youth engagement and bring a youth voice to the issues facing our young adults across Greater Cleveland.

The vision of the YWAB is all young adults successfully employed.

The mission of the YWAB is to research and understand why Opportunity Youth are disconnected, design strategies to engage with them, and connect them to positive opportunities that will enrich their lives.

The target audience are "opportunity youth" who are defined as young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 years of age, across Greater Cleveland who are not working, in school, or connected to a training program.

If you have questions about the YWAB, please email Ysian Hassel at:

YWAB Members

  • Ashley Welch
  • Catherine Madison - University Of Toledo
  • Christopher (Chris) Bridge - University Schools
  • Elijah Dorroh - University Schools
  • La’Dawn Young
  • Nicholas Hicks


  • “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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Cleveland, OH 44120
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