OUT-OF-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

If you’re looking for after-school, out-of-school time or summer camp programs, contact a Starting Point Resource and Referral Specialist at 216.575.0061, 800.880.0971 (toll-free) or TTY 800.750.0750. Or conduct an on-line search.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

If you’re between the ages of 13 and 18 or have a teenager who is, you’ll want to check out MyCom, an innovative Cuyahoga County program offering youth engagement, leadership, employment opportunities and Starting Point out-of-school-time activities. MyCom currently serves Parma, Shaker Heights,East Cleveland and the following Cleveland neighborhoods: Central, Cudell, Mt. Pleasant, St.Clair/Superior, Slavic Village and West Park.

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ARTS ACTIVITIES

Find exciting, engaging activities in dance, drama, music, visual arts, history, literature, and science for children and youth of all ages at www.smartculturesource.org--an innovative, one-stop searchable website listing Cuyahoga County after-school, weekend and summer arts and culture programs.

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MANAGING TRANSITIONS

Change can be challenging for youth, whatever their ages. Young children must make the transition from an early childhood program to kindergarten; older children from elementary to junior high; junior high to high school and then to college. Starting Point has programs to help ease each of these transitions.

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WHAT'S NEW

2016 Summer Food Service Program

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals. Click for Summer Food Service Program.
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    MY MEDIA! Interested in being a reporter on TV, radio, newspapers or the internet? Get your start in the MyCom’s MyMedia program, which trains middle and high school youth to report on their own neighborhoods and offers classes where you’ll learn about the media and gain reporting skills. Find out more at MyCom.net/en-US/MyMedia.aspxbroadcasting.
    Download our new Activities App to find exciting things to do in your neighborhood and beyond
    MyCom YOUTH ARE ON THE AIR! Listen to MyVoice on Z107.9 or log onto zhiphopcleveland.com/3682173/my-voice-by-MyCom/
Call the Starting Point Parent Hot Line for information on these programs: 216.575.0061, 800.880.0971 (toll-free) or TTY 800.750.0750.