​Detroit, Michigan 
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                  Kinda Makini is the executive
                  director of Inner City Youth Group
                  (ICYG), a non-profit assisting youth
​                  ages 5-24. Kinda was born and raised in Detroit, graduating from Finney High School. She received an Associate’s Degree from Wayne County Community College, a Bachelors of Business Administration from Baker College and a Masters from Colorado Technical University in 2009. Kinda is a community leader. She is a board member to Living Waters Ministries, a grant reviewer for DPNE, Youth and Young Adult Leader for Acts in Common and a member of the Detroit Exchange Club. Kinda enjoys exercising, sewing, traveling and bowling.

About the Director


YOUTH VOICE is a network

for young people to develop their

leadership skills and make community

change. A minimum of 5 youth come

together from a school, organization,

church, or neighborhood to form a

chapter. Together, they meet weekly and

learn strategies to identify solutions to

concerns they face as young people. They

conduct research and build relationships

with city officials, plan and organize

community events, and learn skills such as

management, planning and goal setting,

conflict resolution and negotiating,

research and computer skills, problem

solving, critical thinking, public speaking,

teamwork and relationship building.