Meet our team
Out-of-School Time Program Development Coach
Abra Steppes comes to her role with KYD Network having taught secondary English Language Arts and having served as a Parent Educator/Community Advocate and certified Life/Wellness coach. She loves that she is able to infuse her passion for strong families, quality, fun and educational out-of-school time experiences and help people to see the best in themselves and achieve their goals. Abra is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, but met her husband in college and moved to Kalamazoo to raise their family together in his hometown. Since being in Kalamazoo she has served as a youth mentor, literacy advocate – working with Lift Up Through Literacy and tutoring programs, many leadership positions at church, community nutrition classes/events and serves on the board of directors at PFC and Freedom Center of Kalamazoo.