Over 9 years ago, President & CEO Michael Lofton founded the African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF). Our mission is to provide free resources to underserved, at-risk youth and their families on their path to self-sufficiency. Michael Lofton saw that there was a gap that needed to be filled and he worked with community partners to create an organization that continues to grow in order to transition youth and their families who are in need or in crisis into an end goal of self-sufficiency.
• 8,775 youth and adults received services through the AAYRC.
• 49 juvenile offenders were enrolled in our JJMI Mentoring program.
• 1,827 youth and adults attended AAYHF’s conferences.
• 83% increase in the quality of life related to SHIFT Ascension.
• 100 youth and adults showed an increase in their quality of life related to BEACON Workforce Development.