MyCom Youth Corner

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MyCom Youth Council: A MyCom Strategic Planning Listening Session was facilitated by one of our youth alumni. Four current youth council members and one other alumnus participated in the session. A series of questions were asked as to how MyCom should go forward during the next 10 years. What works, what needs improvement etc. Youth voice is a critical component of MyCom planning and our youth were able to speak about their own individual experiences. Different schools, genders, ages, and ethnicities were all represented by the 5 youth council members.

Summer Jobs 2019: Are you 14-24 years of age? Looking for a summer work experience? Apply today for the Y.O.U. Summer Employment Program. The Youth Opportunities Summer Jobs Registration Site is open. Go to and register for summer jobs.

2019 Spring Logos sessions: The SEL topics were relationships skills, self-confidence, and motivation. Youth were asked to define and give examples of all the topics. A variety of activities reinforced their learning. Both groups participated in the "pencil Drop" game and were given direct instruction on encouraging each other and appropriate comments. For the game “This or That” youth were asked questions such as “Should all students learn two languages? “ and discuss with each other why or why not. This inspires critical thinking and increases self-confidence.

Looking Ahead ….

MyCom Youth Council Advocacy Day: MyCom will be providing Advocacy Day Training before our youth meet with local legislators and/or legislative aides to advocate for issues of concern for all youth.

MyCom Strategic Planning Sessions: Different stakeholders continue to meet to contribute to the new MyCom Strategic Plan.

Maker Club: Our hugely popular STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program will be starting the 2019 Spring session on Wednesday, March 27 at the Parma Branch. Go to to register for this event.

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

Jean Micklewright

MyCom Project Coordinator

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 10:21 AM, 03.01.2019