Our Mission

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

What is the Inner City Youth For Change program?

The Inner City Youth For Change program is an opportunity for students primarily from Kalamazoo Public Schools or Kalamazoo Covenant Academy to work with mentors and peers to develop leadership skills, volunteer in the community, work as part of a team, work for effective change in the community and the world.

Board Of Directors

Jeaninne Butler-Sytsema, MA

Executive Director

Heather Philbert-Aponte


Ben Ipema

Vice President

Janene Pirbhai


Matthew Rzepka


Ashley Moorehead

Marvin Veltkamp

Ean Hamilton

Jennifer Giles

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