October 2, 2018News » Youth Voice Award Nominations are now OPEN!

Each year, MyCom gives members of the community an opportunity to nominate individuals and organizations who have made a significant impact by connecting children and young adults to positive opportunities in Cuyahoga County. Nominations are accepted in the categories of Community Service, Civic Involvement, Arts, Advocacy, Youth Engagement & Youth Employment.

Our theme this year is “The Power of Partnership” focused on the vital role a network of people, organizations, educators, leaders and neighborhoods play in ensuring our children and young adults reach their highest potential.

Winners will be recognized at our 10th Annual MyCom Youth Voice Awards to be held Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Cleveland from 5pm-7:30pm.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Awards will be given in the following categories:
Youth Awards: Two youth will be selected in each category with each category having one winner being a current MyCom youth and one winner being a MyCom alumni.
Youth Award Categories:
  • Community Service: a child or young adult who demonstrates a commitment to community service such as volunteering with an existing MyCom group or on their own time.
  • Civic Involvement: a child or young adult engaged within the greater community through civic leadership, activism and/or advocacy. Examples of action taken by nominees include, but are not limited to: involvement with their government at the local level or through their school, public campaigns, local marches, displaying advocacy through written op-eds or activism with family, community or legislators.
  • Arts: A child or young adult involved in the arts, including music, fine arts, theater, written or spoken word, and/or digital arts exhibiting leadership and/or innovation. Examples include, but are not limited to: mentoring younger youth in the arts, engaging younger youth in the arts, and/or public performances.
Network Agency Awards: One agency will be selected from the nominations in each of the following categories:
Network Agency Categories:
  • Advocacy: An agency that has demonstrated a commitment to advocacy by engaging youth and/or parents in educating lawmakers about issues that impact children and young adults.
  • Youth Engagement: An agency actively and authentically engaging youth in decision making  about youth programming, community activities for children and young adults and/or community planning.
  • Youth Employment: An agency who demonstrates commitment to preparing youth for employment by providing a worksite, internship opportunities, career exploration and/or job training.
A Nominations Committee will select winners from each category, and awards will be presented at the MyCom Youth Voice Awards to be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Cleveland. Nominate as many people or organizations you would like to.
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