MYCOM Youth Corner

October was a busy month for Tri-City MyCom!

  • LOGOS is a free youth program offered on Wednesday evenings at the Ridgewood United Methodist Church on Ridge Rd. in Parma that includes: a free meal, worship skills, bible study, recreation/life skills. This is supported with an Out-of-School-Time grant from Starting Point.

  • October 3 was our pop-up fitness event, MyCom Moves!, held at Anthony Zielinski park near the Splash Pad area across from The Shoppes at Parma. Thirty-three people came to enjoy the fun as we participated in some physical activity as the sun set over Ridgewood Lake.  A big shout out to:  the MyCom youth who helped plan this event, the City of Parma Recreation Department, Royalton Farms for the fresh, local apples and Soza Fitness for providing excellent Zumba and Yoga instructors!  It was a fun evening for all.

  • We are happy to be at capacity for the fantastic, fun, free grant-funded program at the Parma Library, Maker Mondays from 4-5pm on Monday afternoons.  Life skills (empathy, communication, strengths, etc.) and STEM education are the focus of Maker Mondays.  This program ends on December 11. Depending on grant funding, we hope to continue this program in 2018!

  • Our MyCom Quarterly meeting was held at Ridgewood United Methodist church on October 18 with 56 people in attendance.  The program included a free dinner, activities for youth, a MyCom update and a presentation on Social Media by a staff member from OhioGuidestone. It was a great informative, participatory event!

  • Make A Difference Day was on Saturday, October 28: MyCom youth distributed coats at the Parma Area Collaborative Annual Coat Drive at the Hanna building.

Upcoming Events in November

  • Due to a grant from The AT & T Foundation, MyCom will be able to increase career readiness skills at two 21st Century Discovery Sites: Parma Senior and Valley Forge High Schools. We are grateful to The Cleveland Foundation and Representative Nick Celebrezze for facilitating this grant.

  • OPEN TO ALL: Family Night at Ridgewood United Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 15. Free delicious dinner, family activities and a speaker from OhioGuidestone on bullying.

  • 2017 MyCom Youth Voice Award Night will be held November 1 at the InterContinental Hotel.  Four nominations have been submitted from Tri-City MyCom in the categories of: Youth, Caring Adult, Civic Organization and Business.

  • In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Kid’s Café provides a free nutritious meal for children after school, M-F from 4-4:30 pm at both the Parma Library and Parma-Snow branch. 

Jean Micklewright

MyCom Project Coordinator

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 4:48 PM, 11.01.2017