MyCom Youth Corner

Summer Days 2018

 August Highlights

The MyCom Quarterly event and Summer Days Celebration was a huge success!  August 10 was a day for celebrating the end of Summer Days at the Parma Area Family Collaborative with music, face painting, balloon animals and ice cream! It was also an informational time to hear what MyCom has been doing in the Tri-City area this quarter. One of the youth shared how much MyCom has meant to him.

Thanks to Emily from the Centers for Families and Children for painting some awesome designs on the kids and College Colleagues for providing information about their local tutoring business.

 MyCom Youth Council visited Cleveland State University and had a tour of the dorms, Student Center and other campus areas. For some, this was their first time on a college campus. They are eager to visit other local college campuses. The youth council met on August 21 to firm up plans for the upcoming MyCom Moves! event. Several were able to attend the Parma Town Center Strategic Master Plan Public Meeting immediately after the youth council meeting. They were able to add youth voice by voting on priority goals and actions that will help shape the plan for the future of Parma.

Looking Ahead

The MyCom Moves! event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6:00-7:00pm at the pavilion overlooking Ridgewood Lake in Anthony Zielinski Park next to the new Splash Pad. This FREE community fitness event will again feature Zumba and Yoga with instructors provided by Soza Fitness and Wellness in Parma. Last year we had a great turnout. Come join us for an evening of music, fun and fitness! There will be some free give-a-ways!

The Cuyahoga County Public Library (a MyCom Community partner) will host the Fall Maker Club on Wednesdays from September 5 through December 12, 2018 from 4:15 to 5:30pm for 5th – 8th graders. Programs will cover photography, electrical art, batik and mask making, in addition to social and emotional learning. Registration and signed parental consent forms are required. There is a special kickoff/orientation event on September 5th for youth and their parents at the Parma Branch at 6996 Powers Blvd., Parma, 44129.

The Ridgewood United Methodist Church (a MyCom community partner) LOGOS Youth Club will start on Wednesday, September 19 from 5:30 to 8:10pm. It is open to all children in Kindergarten through 12th grade and includes Bible Study, Family Time, Recreation, Worship Skills and social and emotional learning. There is no registration fee and dinner is served as part of Family Time. This fun program takes place at 6330 Ridge Road, Parma, 44129. Contact the church office at (440) 885-1360 for more information or to register your child

Jean Micklewright

MyCom Project Coordinator

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 3:37 PM, 09.02.2018