Contact UYFA

Jeaninne Sytsema

Urban Youth for Africa Director
Kalamazoo Deacons Conference
1010 N. Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007


(269)-488-3606 Office Direct

(269).344.7333 Main Office

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UYFA Overview


Through leadership, character and cross-cultural service and development, Urban Youth for Africa seeks to empower and inspire economically disadvantaged teens to serve and lead in their community and around the world.


Urban Youth for Africa is a program of the Kalamazoo Deacons Conference, a non-profit located in Kalamazoo, MI.

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Team 5 Sierra Leone 2014

Follow the yearlong adventure of Urban Youth for Africa Team 5 on their Blog as they prepare for service, leadership growth, team building and academic excellence.  Follow them through their group meetings, service projects, and the Pretty Lake adventure retreat.  And lastly follow them as they board a plane next June and begin a life changing adventure while they serve, learn, discover and explore in Sierra Leone, West Africa!

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