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AAYHF Weekly Newsletter – Happy Labor Day! – Changing the Story 2023 Gala featuring Martin Luther King, III, Reserve Your Ticket Today!
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Last week with AAYHF!

As this video reflects, Michael Lofton really cares about the young people and encourages them to be caring and kind towards others.

For more information about our free Boys and Girls Mentoring Programs email us at: CONTACTUS@AAYHF.ORG

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Our mentoring programs create positive experiences with the AAYHF Boys and Girls in the program. Our program youth are having fun and learning at the same time.

It’s important for young people to have positive role models and mentors in their lives. The AAYHF Boys and Girls mentoring programs provide a great opportunity for young people to connect with caring adults who can help them reach their full potential.

Interested in becoming a mentor? Contact DeAndre Wheeler at DWHEELER@AAYHF.ORG

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Yes, the AAYHF weekly Mentoring Program offers academic tutoring as well as other life skills. The program’s academic tutoring component is designed to help boys and girls improve their grades and academic performance. The mentors provide one-on-one/group tutoring in a variety of subjects, including math, science, reading, and writing. They also help the mentees develop study skills and time management skills. This program is FREE!

For more information and registration email us at: CONTACTUS@AAYHF.ORG

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AAYHF Boys2Men (B2M) weekly mentoring program is a valuable resource for young men who are looking to develop their leadership skills and make a positive impact on their communities. The program is a powerful force for good in the lives of young men. For more information on this FREE program email us at: CONTACTUS@AAYHF.ORG

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It’s wonderful to see that the AAYHF Boys2Men mentees are giving back to their community. Painting Cal’s Beauty Supply Store is a great way to help out a local business and make their community look better.

We are sure the mentees learned a lot from this experience. They learned about teamwork, responsibility, and community service. They also learned about the importance of giving back to others.

Our program youth are making a positive impact on the community and helping to make it a better place.

We hope the mentees continue to give back and make a difference in the lives of others. They are the future of our community! Keep us the good work B2M!

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See the excitement that takes place in our Mentoring Programs for yourself!

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

“In a world where doubt and obstacles loom large, our characters embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. They tap into the unbreakable resolve that resides within, learning that by believing in themselves, they can achieve the extraordinary. With courage as their compass, they rise beyond limits, daring to dream and unlocking infinite possibilities. Through every challenge and triumph, they find that the path from doubt to destiny is paved with unwavering self-belief. In these amazing episodes, watch as they transform their lives, proving that with faith in oneself, anything is possible.” -Corey Hopkins, AAYHF Team


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Michael Lofton with Gloria Vera-Bedolla attending the Dream Together 2030 at the Texas State Capitol on August 28, 2023 .

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The 6th Annual Dr. Charles Urdy Golf Tournament, September 18, with proceeds to benefit the African American Youth Harvest Foundation. For complete details and ticket purchases GET TICKETS HERE

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Saturday, August 26, 2023 –

Event Day –

60th Anniversary MLK March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom –

Washington, D.C.

AAYHF CEO, Michael Lofton and wife, Elaine, attended the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington. In addition to Lofton’s scheduled meetings, Michael met the following individuals:

Rev. Al Sharpton. Pastor Frederick Haynes, National Urban League President Marc Morial, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Hakeem Jefferies, Mayor Andrew Young, Mario Van Peebles, Korey Wise, Attorney Benjamin Crump, CNN Political Contributor Van Jones, First Lady of New York, several members from the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus and many more. 

The event was breathtaking, and a lot of critical information was shared. I will post a lot of the speeches from the 20 plus speakers. Michael and Elaine met Martin Luther King III and family before they left D.C. on Sunday, and they look forward to coming to Austin to be with the community on October 27th and 28th. 

We hope everyone can come and join us for all the events we have planned. 

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Friday, August 25, 2023 – March on Washington

Pre-Event Day – Washington, D.C.

Michael Lofton photographed with, Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder & President, National Action Network (NAN)/Civil Rights Activist, Senior Pastor, Frederick D. Haynes, III (Dallas, TX) and Marc H. Morial, President, National Urban League.

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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 contact DeAndre Wheeler:


8/22: Q2B session focused on creating vision boards. “Our young ladies started working on their vision boards. Still focusing on #1 What makes me happy, #2 What’s important to me right now, #3 What I am Grateful for. We do a presentation of vision boards next week.”

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Thank you to Amazon and all of our Volunteers for assisting during our mentoring programs.

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“Thank you, Mr. Lofton and the team at @aayhfoundation for all the amazing work you do for our youth & community. We had a great time seeing your programs in action!”


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AAYHF Back-to-School Event.

Watch highlights of the day here!

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Annual Back-to-School

Community Event –

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Donors, Vendors, Partners, Volunteers and the AAYHF Team for making the day an amazing day for our youth and families!

Here are some memorable moments throughout the day!

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Martin Luther King, III,

will be the Keynote Speaker at the African American Youth Harvest Foundation Annual Gala, Saturday, October 28. In addition, he will be present for a VIP Brunch and Youth Summit on Friday, October 27.


Friday, October 27


Tour of AAYHF Facilities


Youth Summit – Houston Tillotson University

*Seeking Sponsorship

Saturday, October 28


VIP Brunch

Location: TBD


Fairmont Hotel – Downtown Austin

6pm-7pm – Reception

7pm-10pm – Dinner & Event

For Sponsorship and Special Event inquires contact Michael Lofton: MRLOFTON@AAYHF.ORG

Reserve Your Seat Here




“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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Protect your family and your legacy and by doing so you will also help another family! Purchase financial planning services from Value Financial Services: Scan the QR Code for a savings and support AAYHF!

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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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Happening in Austin!

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TAKE THE SURVEY – $50 gift card HERE:

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Health & Vaccine Care

Adult and children’s COVID and other health vaccines clinics scheduled for September 2023.

Clínicas de vacunas COVID y otras vacunas de salud para adultos y niños programadas para septiembre de 2023.

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Food Pantry 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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