• Recognizing that career readiness starts early, an innovative program—True2U—a collaboration among the Cleveland Foundation’s youth development program, MyCom, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Neighborhood Leadership Institute provides eighth-graders with support to explore their purpose, identify their strengths and set personal goals for success.

    This exploration and mentoring program links community capital to students and schools. Its objective is to begin raising career awareness for CMSD students on the cusp of entering high school. 

    Mentors are trained on a structured curriculum and work in teams of two with small groups of  students supported by a CMSD key teacher once a month.