MyCom January Highlights
The MyCom coordinator has met with more Parma, Parma Heights and Seven Hills community partners to collaborate, advocate, navigate and connect youth to local resources. She started the year off with meeting Kristi Forsyth from the Parma Area Family Collaborative, Mikael Price who is the Administrative Specialist for Community and Family for Parma, Ameena Abdelfattah from the Islamic Center of Cleveland, Kelly Latevola who facilitates PACT, Pastor Karen Wolcott from Ridgewood United Methodist church and Caleb Hicks from Youth Opportunities Unlimited.
With the Cuyahoga County Library being the lead agency for MyCom in the Parma Area, I will like to share upcoming events that are taking place at all three branches for youth.
- ASPIRE: Free Microsoft Office certification course
For adults who do not have a high school diploma and orientation is required.
Monday January 20th & Thursday January 23rd 5:30-8:30pm
- Young Musicians for Ages 4-6 with Caregiver 11am-12pm January 3-31st Fridays
- ACT Practice & Workshops January 25th 9:30am-1:30pm
- Kindergarten Boost Book Club January 18th at 2:00pm
- Makers Club January 15th at 4:15pm
- Parents can register youth for 123 READ- Tutoring & Phonics (Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:30- 5:45pm)
Academic year schedule starts January 13th- May 7th
Parma Heights Library-
- Tots & Blocks Ages 1-3 with caregiver January 24th at 10am
- Loom Knitting grades 6-12 January 25th 2pm
Parma Snow Library-
- Blood pressure screenings for all ages January 14th at 10am- 12pm
- Teen Innovation Basics ages 14-18 January 28th and January 30th at 4pm
- Teen Innovation Club ages 13-18 January 23rd at 4pm
- Art Club Grades K-5 January 13th at 4pm
- Monthly Maker for families January 13th at 7pm
- Mad science: Fire & Ice for families January 25th at 2pm
LOGOS Youth Club-
K- 12 youth can participate! Free Bible Study, Worship Skills, Recreation Play & Family time!
Family Night every Wednesday until March 11th at 5:30pm- 8:10pm at Ridgewood United Methodist Church in Parma.
Parma Area Family Collaborative
Parenting Partners: Practical Tools for positive parenting. (Free childcare available)
4pm-5pm Every Tuesday January 21st - March 3rd (1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3)
Plans are in the making this month, MyCom partners will come together January 23rd at the Parma Collaborative meeting to discuss goals and steps that need to be taken to achieve the goals.
We will be working on creating a community mapping system where youth and families can locate youth programming and events in their area. The MyCom coordinator is planning on bringing three youth from the PACT program that will attend the MyCom Advocacy Day in March, located at the Statehouse in Columbus Ohio. She has the youth attending a training this month at the Parma Snow Library to prepare them for the event. This opportunity will let the youth meet state elected officials, hear from influential decision makers and advocate for the policies and programs that mean the most to them. She will also coordinate field trips with PCSD high school students to attend the Drug: Cost and Consequences exhibit located at the Parma Snow Library. The exhibit opens January 15th and closes June 21st, it is free to the public!
Qadriyyah Sultan recently joined the Cuyahoga County Public Library as the Parma/Parma Heights MyCom Coordinator. As the Coordinator, she will be networking with local organizations, schools, community partners and youth groups to help facilitate communication amongst all of the wonderful resources that our area has to offer. MyCom’s objective is to expose our youth to a variety of activities and connect them to a network of caring and committed adults. Qadriyyah will be out in the community meeting with existing organizations to learn what services they offer, how they can be communicated to our youth and their families, and collecting feedback outlining gaps in service that the community would like to see. She will also be reorganizing the partner meetings and working to organize and support the youth council. She will be a wonderful resource for youth and families in the Parma and Parma Heights communities. If there is information that you would like her to share with the community and with MyCom partners, please reach out to her at 216-749-7413 or by email at email@example.com.