Crossroads Springs Africa facilitates secondary and post-secondary education for disadvantaged Kenyan youth so they can reach their potential and become sources of economic and leadership strength in their communities.


With a $10,000 donation from a family foundation, Crossroads Springs Africa will be able to support a new initiative in Kenya to help improve the lives of those students who did not qualify for university. We are excited to adopt a program started by The Friends of Kakamega and the Kakamega Care Centre. Strong Young People will expand our mission of helping deserving but vulnerable young people build strong, independent, and healthy lives for themselves and their families. The program will offer training in small business planning and income-oriented farm production or trading to about 15 high school grads, while also providing them micro-grants and knowledge about micro-finance lenders as they launch their independent ventures.


Board Members Alison Hyde and Mary Klaus and Associate Board Member Betsy Wallace represented Crossroads Springs Africa at our partner non-profit Friends of Kakamega’s annual retreat in Maine on November 8-10. Both CSA and FOK have common missions of supporting students in Kenya with education and providing familial assistance. The two organizations and their students take part in programs and projects together such as the Healthy Homes Project and the Strong Young People Program. It was a pleasure to exchange ideas and visions for the future with so many dedicated individuals. Pastor Ida Nelson, the Administrator of the Kakamega Care Center and the CSA/FOK programs, traveled to the meeting from Kenya. He is devoted to the CSA/FOK missions and was truly an inspiration.


Dick YoungOur Sixth Gala Event “Off to the Races” will be held on May 2, 2020 on the same day as the Kentucky Derby. It will take place in the historic Main House in Knox Farm State Park from 4:30pm-9:00pm. Please join us in making this next year’s event for our students in Kenya a great success. The Gala includes hors d’oeuvres and a buffet by Bravo, mint juleps, beer and wine, live band `entertainment, silent and live auctions and pre-race fun and games with a live viewing on big screen tvs of the “Run for the Roses”. For more information, please contact Beth Hatcher, (716) ‭901-1598‬ or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The sponsorship information package which lists sponsorship benefits can be downloaded here. Thank you for your consideration.

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