Programs


Our programs bring a wide range of benefits to youth, families and community. We aim to boost academic performance, reduce at-risk behaviors, promote physical health, and provide a safe, structured environment for the Shaker Heights community. For more information on each program and how to enroll your child into them, call the Youth Center at (216) 752-9292

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MyCom Shaker


MyCom provides youth leadership programming, employment opportunities, career development, college access and community service.

Shaker is one of the original eight MyCom (My Commitment, My Neighborhood) neighborhoods.  MyCom provides youth leadership programming, employment opportunities, career development, college access and community service.  The Shaker Heights Youth Center coordinates and staffs the project and works with our partners to strengthen youth programming.

School Based Student Assistance Program (SAP)


The Youth Center staff provides in-school problem identification and referral and support services to Shaker Heights Middle and High School students who are experiencing academic, emotional and/or social difficulties.

Academic Success Aid Program (ASAP)


This program provides daily academic support to expelled students from Shaker Heights schools, as well as teaching positive social skills through life skills groups and community engagement through service learning.

Shaker was named one of eight MyCom (My Commitment, My Community) neighborhoods by the Cleveland Foundation in 2008.

Girls’ Summer Leadership


The focus is to build self-esteem, resiliency, personal leadership skills, and the ability to reach one’s full potential through creative expression, journaling, physical activity, education and service learning projects.

The program uses the Life Skills curriculum.

 

IMPACT Youth Enrichment Program


IMPACT is designed to help students successfully navigate through their middle school years.

The Youth Center supports this program of First Unitarian Church in Shaker Heights. IMPACT Youth Enrichment meets after school and provides a safe, nurturing environment that promotes academic, emotional and social growth for Shaker Middle School students.

IMPACT is designed to help students successfully navigate through their middle school years. www.shakerimpact.org

Intensive Prevention Program (IPP)


This program serves expelled and suspended Shaker Heights students, grades 7-12, through a morning tutoring program designed to keep students current with assigned classroom work and an afternoon life skills group that teaches positive social skills.

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