MyCom encourages youth to develop a voice in their community by active engagement in youth councils. The role of the Shaker Youth Council is to train and mentor high school students in leadership techniques and engage in service-learning opportunities.
MyCom works with Y.O.U. (Youth Opportunities Unlimited) to expand the summer jobs program, allowing youth to gain real world job skills.
As the local lead Agency for the Shaker MyCom Youth Development Initiative since 2008, the Youth Center coordinates and staffs this project by working with its partners to strengthen youth programming. MyCom neighborhoods assess youth needs, build capacity, plan, implement and evaluate programming to best meet those needs. It provides out-of-school time opportunities to guide youth in building leadership skills, engaging in community service projects, and summer employment opportunities.