Neighborhood Based Youth Programs

MyCom offers additional program opportunities for neighborhoods to apply for annually.

Future Leaders of the World (FLOW)

Put democracy into action! This program challenges youth to take an active role in political processes, experience civics through active engagement in democratic activities outside the classroom, and transform schools, neighborhoods and cities through their insight and expertise.

FLOW highlights include:

  • Youth Policy Making
  • Community Problem Solving
  • Soapbox Speech Competition & Book Publishing
  • Electoral Participation
  • Historical Youth Activism
  • Field Trips

2018-19 FLOW neighborhood sites are: Kinsman, Maple Heights and Slavic Village


MyMedia is all about empowering youth to use tools of communication – writing, videography, editing, reporting, graphic design, audio production and more – to address topics that impact their communities and matter to them. MyMedia students meet two times per week; one day is spent at IdeaStream working on technical projects and the other is spent in the community, completing neighborhood-based homework. The students create media projects from their own perspectives and voices, with a goal to reach and have a positive impact on their peers. MyMedia has been active for about four years, and its curriculum and programming have evolved since it began.

Click here to view MyMedia youth’s final project from the 2017-18 program year.

2018-19 MyMedia neighborhood sites are: Kinsman, Mt. Pleasant & Union Miles, and Warrensville Heights


Saving Our Daughters

Saving Our Daughters, a 501 c-3 organization which works with girls from multicultural backgrounds through theater, film, culinary and literacy, to help them to overcome the many obstacles they face growing up: bullying (cyber, gossip, face-to-face), dating abuse, domestic violence and other esteem slayers. Saving Our Daughters initiatives are rooted in the arts and entertainment and focus on reaching thousands of teen girls and youth across the country with help from celebrity, corporate and community partners, making it possible to spark positive thoughts and actions.

MyCom works with Saving Our Daughters to bring in Celebrity Godparents who meet with girl empowerment groups to talk about literacy and what it took for them to make it to where they are today.

2018-19 Neighborhoods are Maple Heights and Warrensville Heights.