MyCom Youth Corner
While many people have a day off work to reflect on the life and impact of Martin Luther King Jr., MyCom youth know it is a day of service. For our MLK Day of service, eight Tri-City MyCom youth eagerly gathered at the Parma Animal Shelter to give of their time and energy. Students from Normandy, Parma Senior, Valley Forge High School and Shiloh Middle School cleaned walls and wiped down cabinets and doors, raked leaves, assisted with recycling and cut fabric to make “cat pierogis” - catnip-filled toys shaped like pierogis! We all enjoyed this day of service and many of the youth want to make it a regular habit!
Thank you to the wonderful, dedicated staff at the Parma Animal Shelter–they spent time sharing the history and procedures of the shelter, showing us how to clean, and working alongside us on various projects. Thank you to HandsOn Northeast Ohio for arranging this volunteer opportunity.
MyCom Steering Committee members met on January 12 to review the 2017 Neighborhood Work Plan. The committee members represent different sectors of our Tri-City area: students, Cuyahoga County Library, businesses, Constellation schools, Parma City schools, Tri-C West, city government, and community agencies and organizations. Our next meeting will be Thursday, February 9.
Advocacy Training for students will be offered through MyCom on Monday, February 6. Several students and adults will attend. This training is in preparation for Advocacy Day at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on March 30. Advocacy Day gives youth an opportunity to speak with their local legislators about issues that are important to them.
MyCom Project Coordinator