MyCom - Why Youth Development?Young people represent the future of a community’s economic and social fabric. Giving children the support and resources they need to become well-rounded and successful adults benefits the entire community.

Youth Development strategies focus on giving young people the chance to form relationships with caring adults, build skills, exercise leadership, and help their communities.

Youth Development is both a philosophy and an approach to policies and programs that serve young people. The underlying philosophy of youth development is holistic, preventative and positive, focusing on the development of assets and competencies in all young people.


Learn about the mission, vision and history of MyCom.

Youth/Neighborhood Stories

MyCom youth, parents, and youth providers share their experiences, illustrating the power of positive youth development.

Lead Agencies

MyCom’s lead agencies contribute expertise, resources and administrative support to promote youth development in Cuyahoga County.


Investing in youth development delivers real returns.


Find answers to frequently asked questions about the MyCom network.