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MCCOY Executive Director John Brandon to Retire after 30 Years Serving Youth & Families

After three decades leading youth initiatives in Indianapolis, John Brandon, MCCOY (Marion County Commission On Youth) President and Executive Director, will retire at the end of this year. Brandon’s last year is also MCCOY’s 30th anniversary. Brandon’s leadership has left an undeniable mark on the field of youth work, and his impact will be felt …

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Legislative Half-Time

Legislative halftime has come to pass, and MCCOY has updates on bills impacting youth in Indiana! Scroll below to see our updates on different bills and calls to action in support/opposition to bills related to young Hoosiers. Previous Next

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Fact Sheet

February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention month! Read more about the topic below and download a fact sheet about teen dating violence prevention. Adolescence is a time when many young people start their first romantic relationships. Dating can be a new and exciting phase in teens’ lives that helps them learn more about themselves and …

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Rehoming Some Office Items

MCCOY is looking to rehome some office furniture – free to anyone who can pick it up during business hours. Includes two sturdy wooden desks (65.5 inches long with pull out keyboard shelf and drawers on both sides) and a tall filing cabinet (well used, 5 drawers). For more information, email info@mccoyouth.org.

Wrapping up Domestic Violence and Bullying Awareness Month

Throughout October we have shared events, resources, and facts related to domestic violence awareness month and bullying awareness month. MCCOY is dedicated to continue advocating for families and children to live in safe environments where they can be their authentic selves. As such, we are excited to release our Bullying Resource Guide and Domestic Violence …

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Summer Success Story: Brightwood

Our first featured summer success story comes from Shonna Majors with Brightwood Community Center. Shonna shares about Erin, a young person in Central Indiana who excelled this summer with Brightwood’s programs:   Erin came to Brightwood Community Center because she was expelled from school, six classes behind and at risk of not graduating high school …

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Juneteenth

MCCOY, Inc. has added Juneteenth as a staff holiday, beginning June 2022 as part of our organizational Equity Commitment. Adopted as a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth is a day for celebration and reflection.  This day ensures we acknowledge the long legacy of inhumanity, systemic racism, and continued inequities. James Baldwin said, “History is not …

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