In this issue, view upcoming MyCom events, remember to March into Kindergarten and register for school, read about MyCom's visit to the Ohio Statehouse for the 2016 Youth Advocacy Day, learn about our FLOW to Flint Project, read youth employment statistics, remember to register for a summer job and view upcoming the National Calendar of event days.
March 24, 2016
Check out the upcoming events across the MyCom Network!
  • Youth Solutions Congress:  March 26, 2016
  • MyCom & NLI FLOW to Flint: March 30, 2016
  • MySummer Job Registration: Open until May 2, 2016
  • Voices for Ohio's Children Celebration for Ohio's Children: April 8, 2016
  • Bellaire Puritas Summer Job JumpStart Workshop: April 9, 2016
  • Boys to Men Health Summit: April 9, 2016
  • True2U Mentors Training Session: April 14, 2016
  • MyCom Neighborhoods Days of Service:  April 16 & 17, 2016
Now is the time to register your child for Kindergarten or a new school!

Dial 2-1-1 to connect with your local school district.

MyCom Takes the Ohio StateHouse for the 2016 Youth Advocacy Day
Advocates gathered to educate legislators on important policy that keeps
kids safe, healthy, educated, connected and employable.

Over two hundred advocates gathered at the Ohio Statehouse on February 17th to educate state lawmakers about the critical needs of Ohio's children. As a Signature Event for Voices' 20th anniversary year, Advocacy Day provided an essential touch point for Ohio legislators and those who live and work with kids and child policy every day.
Decisions made here in Columbus have a tremendous impact on children's lives and it can be difficult for policymakers to balance competing priorities with limited resources and also to maintain a clear focus on the needs of children.  But, while priorities may change from one legislative session to another and one budget cycle to the next, the needs of children do not. Ohio has one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the country and ranks in the bottom five states for developmental screenings that can identify special needs and catch health conditions before they become critical. Hundreds of kids across the state are on a waiting list for afterschool programs and one in five Ohio kids won't get a meal tonight. That is why it is so important for advocates, direct care providers, and families to share their stories, challenges, and successes with our leaders and encourage them to invest in programs and services for Ohio's children.

MyCom Youth at the Ohio Statehouse

MySummerJob Registration is OPEN!
Youth ages 14-21 can register for an employment opportunity through 
Youth Opportunities Unlimited
National Take a Walk in the Park Day is March 30

March has several national recognition days.

Below are a few of our favorites!
        • Chocolate Covered Raisin Day: March 24
        • Medal of Honor Day & Tolkien Reading Day:
          March 25
        • Epilepsy Awareness Day: March 26
        • Easter: March 27
        • Mom & Pop Business Owners Day: March 29
        • Pencil Day & Take a Walk in the Park Day: March 30
        • Tater Day: March 31
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