MyCom 2016 Youth Voice Awards

My Commitment, My Community…That is MyCom.

The MyCom network offers opportunities – in school, in their neighborhood, on the job and for the future.

Whether young people are new to MyCom or already involved with a MyCom program, we can help them identify the best programs and community services to have fun, be safe, achieve their goals and become their best selves.

MyCom is a path to success – connecting young people with resources to achieve their goals and become their best selves.

The MyCom Youth Voice Awards honor Cuyahoga County residents and leaders taking action to support the needs of young people in Greater Cleveland neighborhoods.

Awards are given in the following categories:

Youth, Caring Adult, MyCom Network Partner Agency, Business Leader, and Civic Leader


The 2016 Youth Voice Awards was held November 17, 2016. View the Event Photos Here!

View the 2015 Event Photos Here!


View the 2015 Slide Show Produced by MyMedia Students!


2016 MyCom Youth Voice Award Winners 

MyCom Youth Voice Award Logo Design:

Tyler Newby, student at Columbus College of Art and Design studying Animation

Constance Sanders, runner up, John Hay Early College High School

MyCom Youth Voice Award Youth Winners:

Zahraa Alribeawi, 11th grade, Parma Senior High School | Parma

Paradise Black, 10th grade, John Marshall School of Information Technology | West Park

Makayla Howard, 12th grade, Shaker Heights High School | Shaker Heights

Raevin Martin, 12th grade, Nexus Academy | St. Clair Superior

John Steele, 12th grade, Life Skills High School | Cleveland Heights

Logan Tyson, 7th grade, Warrensville Heights Middle School | Warrensville Heights

Noah Utterback, 12th grade, Parma Senior High School | Parma

Mallory Wilks, 11th grade, Cleveland Central Catholic | Slavic Village

Zaria Johnson, Ina Keys, Kayla Lowery, Maya Peroune & Carrie Sison

Cleveland Heights High School, Valley Forge High School, Shaker Heights Middle School

Cleveland Heights, Parma, Shaker Heights

MyCom Youth Voice Award for Caring Adult:

Kathy Hall

Betty Rodes

MyCom Youth Voice Award Winner for Business Leadership:

Hands Across Cleveland

Lubrizol

MyCom Youth Voice Award Winners for MyCom Network Agency Partner:

Cleveland UMADAOP

MyCom Youth Voice Award Winner for Civic Leadership:

Ellen Burts-Cooper

Rep. Stephanie Howse

MyCom Future Leaders of the World (FLOW) Soapbox Speech Winner:

Stanford Vales Jr.

MyCom Lifetime Achievement Award:

Robert E. Eckardt, Dr. P.H., The Cleveland Foundation


MyCom YVA 2015 Opening Slides


MyCom Logo Design Competition Winners from NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts & Technology and Read About Our MC, Brandon Simmons of WKYC Channel 3 Television: View Them Here!