Cleveland, OH - Over 250 guests will celebrate MyCom's 2015 accomplishments and recognize the top corporate partners of the True2U Mentoring initiative, including Lubrizol, Medical Mutual, KeyBank, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Sherwin Williams, and Pastor Timothy Eppinger.  The program will be held at Windows on the River on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 8:30am-11:00am.
For Immediate Release
MyCom Youth Development Network Welcomes Businessman and Educator Stedman Graham as the Keynote Speaker of the MyCom Annual Meeting: 
Making Connections  
Over 250 guests will celebrate MyCom's 2015 accomplishments and recognize the top corporate partners of the True2U Mentoring initiative, including Lubrizol, Medical Mutual, KeyBank, Greater Cleveland Partnership, and Sherwin-Williams.

CLEVELAND, OH: On Friday, May 13, 2016, MyCom will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting: Making Connections from 8:30am-11:00am at Windows on the River.  This event is expected to draw a cross-section of community leaders from the business, policy, and philanthropic communities, as well as children's advocates, families and youth.
The event's keynote speaker will be Stedman Graham, chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a Chicago-based management and marketing consulting firm specializing in the corporate and educational markets.  In addition, attendees will hear testimonials from True2U mentor Matt Dudas, Global Market Segment Manager-Performance Textiles at The Lubrizol Corporation and Cleveland Metropolitan School District 8th grader, Constance Sanders from East Clark Elementary School.
Graham delivers his message on "identity leadership" throughout the country and globally to corporations, professional associations, government and civic organizations, colleges and universities, and community groups. He designed and is helping to facilitate the True2U Mentoring program in several Cleveland schools.  True2U Mentoring is a MyCom program supported by The Cleveland Foundation, Greater Cleveland Partnership, and the State of Ohio's Community Connectors' initiative.  It matches adult mentors with small groups of 8th grade students for career exploration, goal-setting, and planning related to high school and post-secondary education.
The Annual Meeting will celebrate the success of MyCom over the past year and include the release of the 2015 MyCom Annual Report.  In addition, MyCom will recognize the five corporations with the most employees volunteering with the True2U program: Lubrizol (29 mentors), Medical Mutual (18 mentors), KeyBank (15 mentors), Greater Cleveland Partnership (12 mentors), and Sherwin-Williams (7 mentors).  A special recognition will be given to Pastor Timothy Eppinger of the Northeast Ohio Faith-Based Collaborative and the Pastor of God's Tabernacle of Faith Church.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Event Program

8:30amRegistration & Networking
  • Michael Matthews, MyCom Project Director
9:15amMyCom Video Testimonials from Key Community Leaders
  • County Executive Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County
  • Mayor Frank G. Jackson, City of Cleveland
  • Ronald B. Richard, President & CEO, The Cleveland Foundation
9:20amMyCom True2U Youth Testimonial
  • Constance Sanders
    • 8th Grader from East Clark Elementary, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
9:30amMyCom True2U Corporate Testimonial
  • Matt Dudas
    • Global Market Segment Manager-Performance Textiles
    • The Lubrizol Corporation
9:40amMyCom Year-in-Review
  • Lisa Bottoms
    • Program Officer for Human Services and Child & Youth Development
    • The Cleveland Foundation
9:55amIntroduction of Keynote Speaker, Stedman Graham
  • Ronald B. Richard
    • President & CEO
    • The Cleveland Foundation
10:00amKeynote Speaker Stedman Graham
10:30amCorporate Supporters for True2U Recognition
10:50amPower of One MyCom Youth Video
11:00amEvent Close

About MyCom
Created in 2008 by The Cleveland Foundation and Cuyahoga County, the goal of the MyCom (My Commitment.  My Community.) network is to connecting Greater Cleveland's youth with engaging, educational, and affordable opportunities in a safe and supportive environment.  Today, the MyCom network includes more than 700 partners and is a leading way for individuals as well as businesses, faith groups, and other organizations to contribute to the social and economic future of the region by developing the potential of Cuyahoga County's young people.
About True2U
The True2U program is an innovative mentoring and career awareness program supported by the State of Ohio's Community Connector's initiative, The Cleveland Foundation, and Greater Cleveland Partnership that prepares eighth grade students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District for the transition from middle school to high school.  During the 2015-2016 school the program served more than 700 students and engaged more 150 mentors.  year.  The program's goal is to serve 2,500 students in 68 schools by the 2017-18 school year.
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