MYCAP hosted its first ever Community Action Awareness Day on Friday.
They took advantage of the weather, and welcomed the public to learn more about what they do in the community.
They provided a little fun for the kids at the Wick Park Recreational area, as well as plenty of information for the families.
MYCAP, as well as 22 other partner agencies, took part in the all-day event.
“I think people know Community Action exists. They may not be sure what we do,” said MYCAP Chief Operating Officer Sheila Triplett. “We have programs that serve customers from 0-80 because we have early Head Start to senior programs and everything in between.”
Also on Friday, agency announced it is bringing back a free summer youth program after an eight-year hiatus.
MYCAP hosted the first session at Heart Reach Ministries on the Youngstown’s North Side.
At-risk teens ages 15 to 19 will be able to talk about topics affecting them, their families, and their communities.
There will also be educational programming on topics such as finances, accountability, and parenthood.
“It allows us to provide services for the youth because the adults have their own programs. We feel it’s important, to help reduce violence, to start with the youth and get them on the right track so they don’t commit crimes in the future,” said youth coordinator Anthony Floyd.
The sessions run every other Friday in May and June and every Friday in July and August. Parents can enroll their kids up until the middle of July.