KYD Network serves as the intermediary organization for Kalamazoo County’s Out-of-School Time (OST) sector.

We envision an anti-racist community where all youth thrive.

Using data-driven models, we partner with the out-of-school time sector to create a thriving community for youth in Southwest Michigan.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that all youth have agency within a well-coordinated system that supports anti-racist, high-quality, and youth-driven out-of-school time programs.

What Matters Most

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Program
Quality

We are part of the David Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality’s network of communities that are implementing the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI).

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Inclusion
& Equity

Inclusion and equity serve as the foundation of our work. Our out-of-school time sector works to have a common understanding and application of these concepts.

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Social Emotional
Learning

During the out-of-school time hours, our cohort strive to create physically and psychologically safe environments where ALL youth can develop their social-emotional skills.

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Youth
Leadership

The Kalamazoo County Youth Cabinet provides youth, ages 14 to 20, with an opportunity to shape their community by identifying important issues and developing solutions.

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Family
Engagement

Our cohort authentically engages with parents and caregivers to develop their leadership skills to support their child’s social emotional development and school success.

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Advocacy

KYD Network seeks to advocate for policies and sustainable funding streams that enhance and support high quality out-of-school time programming.

Words From Our Cohort

“I was not sure how I was going to provide for me and my daughter. If I can’t work, I can’t take care of her. This is such a blessing.”
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