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The Harvest Trauma Recovery Center is Now Serving Patients

AAYHF – The Harvest Trauma Recovery Center is Now Serving Patients
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See all of the excitement as well as some fun and important moments during AAYHF’s Gala Weekend, where four events with Martin Luther King III were covered.

The video is now available, and we encourage you to watch it today!

Watch the amazing Gala Weekend video by starting the video below!

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The Harvest Trauma Recovery Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, November 1, 2023


AAYHF Host Press Conference at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the “Harvest Trauma Recovery Center” – November 1, 2023

Trauma recovery center opens in Austin |


First Trauma Recovery Center in the state opens its doors in Austin |

‘There’s help out here for you’: First trauma recovery center in Texas opens in Austin | KXAN Austin

Harvest Trauma Recovery Center brings free community violence support services to Austin | Community Impact


Trauma recovery center to open in Austin | KXAN Austin


Harvest Trauma Recovery Center brings free community violence support services to Austin | Community Impact


New “One-Stop Shop” for Trauma Recovery Is the First in Texas: It opens Nov. 1 – News – The Austin Chronicle

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Michael Lofton one-on-one with

Martin Luther King III at the AAYHF studio.

Watch the video below:

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Friday, October 27 – VIP Brunch and Panel Discussion at Impact Hub with Martin Luther King III & Distinguished Panel Guests and

AAYHF Facility Tour

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Moderator: Michael Lofton

Panelists: Pastor Joseph Parker, Gary Bledsoe NAACP, Martin Luther King III,

Dr. Joyce James and Commissioner

Jeff Travillion

VIP Brunch and AAYHF Facility and Youth Resource Center Tour with MLK III

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  1. Foundation Tour/Youth Resource Center/Black Men’s Health Clinic
  2. Michael Lofton sits down one-on-one with Martin Luther King III
  3. MLK3 visits youth in the Dell Tech Lounge
  4. Tour continued throughout the building and other resident non-profit organizations
  5. Group photo outside of AAYHF
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Saturday, October 28 – Statewide Youth Summit – AISD Performing Arts Center

Martin Luther King III was the Keynote Speaker at the Youth Summit. Youth attendees’–young kids through teenagers participated in the various topic panel discussions and dance teams entertained the audience! AAYHF was sure to reward young people who asked the panelists questions with some cool gifts!

Statewide Youth Summit – Featuring MLK III

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Saturday, October 28, 2023 – AAYHF Annual “Changing the Story”

Gala &

Legacy Awards

Fairmont Hotel Downtown Austin

Changing the Story Annual Gala 2023 with Keynote Speaker MLK III – Event Photos

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Changing the Story Annual Gala 2023 with Keynote Speaker MLK III – Backdrop Photos

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Legacy Awards Honorees

(there were 70 Honorees–not all photographed)

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Oct 20-24 With AAYHF!

10/24/2023: AAYHF Queens2Be (Q2B) and Boys2Men (B2M) Weekly Mentoring Programs (free)!

The African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF) is a non-profit organization that offers year-round support and activities for youth, adults, and families to help them develop and reach their full potential.

For more information about our mentoring programs or becoming a mentor email us at or visit us at

Q2B: Thank you to Ms. Bria from “Real Queens Fix Each Other’s Crown” Non-Profit Organization” . We did mental health activity focusing on these three questions:

1.The best advice you have ever gotten

2. Something that you do that makes you feel better when you’re feeling down

3. Something that you have said to someone else to make them feel better

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023:

AAYHF received a proclamation from Travis County Commissioners Court for hosting our Annual Gala & Legacy Awards Event, which will be held Saturday, October 28, 2023, Fairmont Hotel Austin.

For tickets visit us at

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Oct 16-20 with AAYHF!

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 – AAYHF Queens2Be (Q2B) Mentoring Program

was an exciting night of fun as well as learning, working with the Health Care Careers Academy team on how to administer CPR, draw blood, and check blood pressure. Our young ladies got to experience first-hand what it would be like and what it takes to save a life.

Thank you again to the Health Care Careers Academy Team!!

Michael Lofton always participates with the youth!

Mr. Lofton loves the kids.”

Check him out in the video below during a CPR demonstration…

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On the same evening, our Boys2Men (B2M) Mentoring Program was held with more guidance from Mentors and Facilitators who really care about the development and success of our young men.

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Oct 9 – Oct 15 w/ AAYHF!

Michael & Elaine Lofton were both honored with the 2023 NAACP Visionary Award during the 86th Annual NAACP State Conference, October 12-14, 2023, Pflugerville, Texas.

Congratulations to both of them for a well-deserved acknowledgement!

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Photographed below: Michael Lofton, Gary Bledsoe, President Texas NAACP, and Elaine Lofton

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Photographed below: NAACP National President & CEO, Derrick Johnson & Michael Lofton, Founder & CEO, African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF)

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Photographed below with Michael Lofton, actor, Mechad Brooks and Honorable Ron Reynolds, Texas House of Representatives

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Photographed below: Derrick Johnson, Elaine Lofton, Gary Bledsoe, Michael Lofton and Alberta Bledsoe

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Photographed below: Charles O’Neal, President, Texas Black Chamber, Elaine Lofton, Michael Lofton and Nelson Linder, Austin NAACP President

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Also, on Saturday, October 14, 2023

Michael Lofton received the

2023 Community Award at the 85th Alpha Kappa Alpha Beta Psi Omega Chapter Event!


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Sunday, October 15

Corinth Missionary Baptist Church supports the African American Youth Harvest Foundation!

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Queens to Be/Q2B and Boys2Men/B2M are weekly scheduled AAYHF mentoring programs held onsite every Tuesday. Our mentoring programs are year-round and free for youth participants.

For more information email us at

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See for yourself the excitement that takes place in our Mentoring Programs and around the Offices of the Harvest Foundation!

Open the YouTube video links below to learn more about the vision and mission Michael Lofton, Founder & CEO, and the AAYHF Team have for young people and the community!


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Youth Leadership Institute w/Alpha Kappa Alpha Incorporated Beta Psi Omega Chapter Video

AAYHF Annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway Video!

Cap Metro & Harvest Foundation Trauma Recovery Center Video!

Michael Lofton speaks during a Youth Mentoring Session Video!

Mentoring Groups Physical and Nutrition Fitness Day Video!

Dr. Charles Urdy Golf Tournament




We appreciate the support of Cadence Bank Foundation! Thank you, Mr. Rogers, for visiting AAYHF on September 26, 2023!

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Thank you to our friends at The Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen (Austin, TX) for their ongoing support!

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“Delighted to connect Michael Lofton, CEO of  African American Youth Harvest Foundation  with  TCSOA (Travis County Sheriff’s Officers Association)  leadership. I’m grateful that The Association presented a check to support AAYHF youth programs.”

—Commissioner Ann Howard – at  Travis County, Texas – Government .

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Thanks to Jack n Jill Austin Chapter for supporting AAYHF!

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Thank you to A+ Federal Credit Union for their generous support of AAYHF families and programs!

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At Thiru’s VFS ( ), we are committed to supporting impactful organizations that uplift our community. That’s why we’re excited to introduce an exclusive opportunity for donors who contribute $1500 or more to the African American Youth Harvest Foundation at , a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering African American youth and their families.

Your generous donation not only transforms lives but also secures your own legacy. As a token of our appreciation, we’re offering you a comprehensive Estate Planning Package valued at $600—completely free.

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STEM & Mentoring


STEM, Technology, 3-D Printing, Gaming & Coding and more is offered at no charge for youth ages kindergarten through 12th grade inside of the Dell Tech Lounge.

STEM workshops are one of the continuous programs that AAYHF offers for young people.

What is STEM? STEM consists of the natural sciences, technology-related, engineering and math fields.

For more info:

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African American Youth Harvest Foundation

6633 Hwy 290 E., #307

Austin, TX 78723



Michael Lofton, Founder & CEO


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