African American Youth Harvest Foundation

The African American Youth Harvest Foundation, AAYHFseeks to effectively address disparities, and ensure low-barrier access to vital educational, economic, and enrichment resources to underserved, at-risk youth and their families on their path to self-sufficiency. Via their programs nearly 9,000 youth and adults have received services at their flagship African American Youth Resource Center. They have also helped 49 juvenile offenders enroll in mentoring programs, and nearly 2,000 youth and adults have attended their conferences, where the focus is on community engagement, focusing on supporting and strengthening the family unit and addressing preconceived notions of minority youth. As a recognized leader in much-needed programming for under served youth, other local schools and ISDs have identified a need for partnership in order to ensure at-risk youth across the community have a chance to flourish and reach their potential.