Contact Inner-City Youth for Change

Jeaninne Sytsema
Inner-City Youth for Change Director


Phone: (269) 213-1418

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Black Lives Matter Statement

We, at Inner City Youth for Change, wake each morning with the intent to make the world better. Our work focuses on breaking generational poverty by identifying youth with emerging leadership skills and working to empower them through experiential service and creating access. Our youth grow and become more confident by understanding their circumstances and developing relationships with people outside their circles, age groups, and economics.

Our fervent hope is that all youths’ dreams take flight and they fulfil their potential. We believe that when youth know more, they understand more, and can do more.

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ICYFC Overview


Inner City Youth for Change equips and empowers teens to learn, to lead, and to serve in their schools, communities, and around the world.


Inner-City Youth for Change, (ICYFC), a former program of the Kalamazoo Deacons’ Conference is now an independent organization. Youth of Kalamazoo can expect to receive the same dynamic training, followed by an all expenses paid experiential learning trip.  We have now opened our opportunities for learning to take place in the United States, in Africa and other countries. 

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