MyCom Youth Corner

December Highlights: The NEW MYCOM website is up and ready to view!  Check out what MyCom is and does on !!!!    

Out of School Time Family Nights

The Parma Heights PACT (Police and Communities Together) Unit Family Night on December 11th was a great time to engage both youth and parents. It was good to reconnect with some youth from our R Rules program and their parents, as well as meet new parents and youth. We ate dinner and played games with the youth and parents, with family night funding supplied through the Starting Point grant. We were able to share about MyCom, Advocacy Day and summer employment with some of the youth in attendance. Parma Hts. Councilwoman JoAnn Koch was in attendance and greatly appreciated our support.

The Discovery Centers Family Night on December 13th had 87 in attendance. This OST Starting Point funded event had all four Parma City School District Discovery Centers on the guest list. Ridgebrook Elementary, Thoreau Park Elementary, Valley Forge High School and Parma Senior High School all had youth and family members there enjoying this Winter Celebration. There was Chicken Parmesan, Rigatoni and Meatballs, Salad, Rolls and an assortment of cookies for dessert. The craft stations included making no-sew blankets, paper cut-out ornaments using coffee filters, coloring bookmarks, decorating wooden frames and creating hand warmers out of socks filled with rice. All finished items are being donated to Broadview Multi-Care Center in Parma. What a great service project for all. OhioGuidestone staff provided parenting resources on a variety of topics for families to take home. The Cuyahoga County Public Library donated some advance copies of books that youth could take home with them. Ten Poinsettia Plants were given away as door prizes. Youth had so much fun that they all were asking when the next family night would happen.

Looking Ahead ….

MyCom Youth Council will join Parma City School District Discovery Center youth for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event on Friday, January 18, 2019 to create Comfort Kits for children who are emergency removed from their homes. These kits will be donated to DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) to hand out so a child has a few belongings of their own when they are removed. The kits will be filled with mini shampoo, conditioner, soap, hair brush, tooth paste, tooth brush, hair ties, etc.

Advocacy Day Training and Advocacy Day are coming up soon!

Youth are being invited to participate in MyCom Strategic Planning Sessions in January and February.

Maker Club, our hugely popular STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program will be back next spring! Look for a March 2019 starting date.

LOGOS, The Ridgewood United Methodist Church Youth program will continue to meet until March 13, 2019. All youth are invited to attend.

The 4th MyCom Quarterly Meeting notice will be sent out in January, 2019!

Jean Micklewright

MyCom Project Coordinator

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 12:10 AM, 01.02.2019