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February 24, 2016
MyCom Network Members Nelson Ramirez of Cleveland Hispanic UMADAOP, Greg Johnson and Belinda Kyle of East Cleveland at the CADCA National Forum
MyCom Network Members Attend the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum
Nearly 2,700 Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists Made a 'Monumental Impact'.

Nearly 2,700 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country convened at CADCA's 26th Annual National Leadership Forum in February 2016 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

CADCA's National Leadership Forum is the nation's premier training event for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, featuring more than 70 training courses to help participants learn effective strategies to address drug-related problems in their communities.

This four-day training event brings together community drug prevention coalitions from all regions of the country and internationally, government leaders, youth, prevention specialists, addiction treatment professionals, addiction recovery advocates, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, and faith-based leaders. Topics ranged from how to address the heroin and opioid epidemic and marijuana use among youth to how to reduce tobacco use and underage drinking.
 
"This is my second opportunity to attend the CADCA Leadership Conference.  I am amazed to see hundreds of national and international community anti-drug coalitions.  There was a coalition as far away as the Marshall Islands.  I attended the Drug-Free Community grant workshop and was encouraged that Clark-Fulton MyCom Coalition is positioning itself for next year," said Nelson Ramirez, JD, OCPSA Executive Director of Cleveland's Hispanic UMADAOP, who attended the conference along with his MyCom colleagues from East Cleveland, Belinda Kyle and Greg Johnson.

Parma MyCom Neighborhood Celebrates MLK Jr. Day
Students created a traveling paper quilt displaying words or images that honor the legacy of Dr. King.

Kathy Hall & Jean Mickleright
Kathy Hall and Jean Mickleright from the MyCom Parma Family Collaborative
Kathy Hall and Jean Micklewright from the Parma Family Collaborative held a Martin Luther King Day event in the teen room of the Parma Library Branch.

On Monday, January 18th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. students were asked to create a traveling paper quilt displaying words or images honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participants were also able to view MLK-related videos on the library's gaming station monitor.

MYCOM UPCOMING EVENTS
Check out the upcoming events across the MyCom Network!
  • Future Leaders are Readers Essay Contest Submissions:  By March 4, 2016
  • MySummer Job Registration: Open until May 2, 2016
  • MyCom Broadway/P-16 Council Meeting: March 3, 2016
  • OST Provider Fair: March 4, 2016
  • School Choice Fair:  March 5, 2016
  • Mt. Pleasant Youth Serving Partners Meeting: March 7, 2016
  • True2U Mentor Training: March 10, 2016
  • Slavic Village Neighborhood Summit: March 12, 2016
  • Y.O.U. Customer Service Training: March 14, 2016
  • The Cleveland Foundation Post-Secondary/Professional Development Scholarship Application Due Date: March 15, 2016

MySummerJob Registration is OPEN!
Youth ages 14-21 can register for an employment opportunity through 
Youth Opportunities Unlimited
DID YOU KNOW?
Johnny Appleseed

March has several national recognition days.
Below are a few of our favorites!

  • National Nutrition Month-Grab an Apple!
  • National Social Worker Month-Hug a Social Worker Today
  • National Peanut Butter Lovers Day: March 1
  • National I Want You to be Happy Day: March 3
  • National Oreo Cookie Day: March 6
  • National Johnny Appleseed Day: March 11
  • National School Breakfast Week: March 7-11
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