Kiylise Crutchfield

Training Design & Delivery Specialist

Since 2010, Kiylise has been working with various youth programs in the city of Detroit. She comes to us from the Metro Youth YMCA, where she served as the Director of Outreach, managing the day-to-day operations of a college prep and mentoring program for high school students.

During the last two years in this role, she has been a full participant in a YPQI learning community. She saw the impact of using the PQA for self-assessment and program improvement on her program, an experience that has strengthened her passion for promoting quality youth work more broadly. Kiylise also completed our Youth Work Methods TOT, and has employed those skills with the Youth Development Resource Center in Detroit (YDRC).

She joined the Weikart Center in  December 2018 as the Training Design & Delivery Specialist with the Design Team. Kiylise holds a B.A. in Telecommunications & Ethnic Studies from Bowling Green State University, an M.A in Education, Media Design & Technology from Full Sail University and a K-12 Online Teaching Graduate Certificate from Wayne State University.

Outside of her love for youth work, Kiylise is also active in a variety of community activities, and shares a passion for connecting women to their purpose and power. Her agenda for building dreams is evident in her blog and various books that ignite others to soar.