Truth for Youth will be having its annual Triple Treat Halloween Event again this year at the Belmont Cultural Center Parking lot, 401 N Reus Street.  Starting from 6pm until 8pm.  We will be showing a short movie and giving out grab n go bags.    Hope to see you come through!!





Truth for Youth will be having its annual Easter Event this Sunday, April 17th at the Belmont Cultural Center (401 N. Reus St.), starting at 3:30pm.  There will be musics, games, and free food (until supplies last).  Please come and celebrate Easter with us!


Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙏🏿
Based on the overwhelming response for the Million Month March fundraiser, we have decided to extend our efforts to preserve the Belmont Cultural Art’s building for the next few Months (although you may see a fundraiser name change at some point👍🏾).
In all transparency, we have not YET raised the full amount of money for the mortgage on the building, but we have been GREATLY encouraged by sponsors, partners, businesses, and donors to keep going. Thank you for your continued support!
KEEP sharing, KEEP showing up to events, and KEEP the faith!
Because, “Working together, we can make a difference!”




Truth for Youth was founded in January of 1993 to create a wholesome environment for low income, underprivileged and at-risk youth in Pensacola, Florida and surrounding communities.  Truth for Youth would like to ask the community to commit and contribute to the “Million Month March” campaign to help pay the Balance owed on the Old Smith Bakery Building that has been the home of Truth for Youth for the last 11 years.  For 28 years and counting, Truth for Youth has given its primary focus to the needs of our youth along with a safe haven that is full of love, joy, guidance, and understanding.  We are a place that

  1. Allows kids to see a Dream come true.
  2. Make the World a better place 1 kid at a time.

We need your help and commitment with our “Million Month March” campaign for the next 30 days to raise one million dollars.  We know we can count on you to make this happen.

All donations and contributions are tax deductible and accepted on Truth for Youth’s website.  Donations methods:

  1. Paypal:
  2. Cash App: $TFY1993
  3. Venmo: @john-powell-368
  4. Checks: P.O. Box 17871 Pensacola, Fl 32522-7871

Contact us at 850-748-5313 or 850-393-0332.  Truth for Youth is a 501(C)(3) Tax Exempt Organization with a Solicitation Certificate.

Lastly, this is the Reverend John Powell, CEO & Executive Director for Truth for Youth asking you to please support our mortgage blowout to maintain and continue the safe haven provided for all children.  We stand by our motto: “Working together, we can make a difference.”.  The Million Month March campaign commences Wednesday, January 5th through February 3rd, a total of 30 days to raise one million dollars.  Help us kick off the New Year with a bang!  We can do this with your help.

Christmas Report Card Rally

Truth for Youth will be having their annual Christmas Report Card Rally again this year.  Because we are still following Covid Protocols, we are doing the same setup as we did last year which was a Drive Thru Event at each location.  Permission slips will be giving out at 3 different locations (Century, Milton, Pensacola) and must be turned back in at the same location by the 10th.  (If you would like to make a donation, please click the donate button at the top right of this page.)

Dates and location of the events are as follows: 

December 18th, Century from 1pm to 6pm @ The Business Center, 150 East Pond Street, Century, Fl (Person of Contact: Former Mayor Pastor Henry Hawkins)

December 19th, Milton from 1pm to 6pm @ Standard Community Outreach Church, 6731 Old Highway 90, Milton, Fl (Person of Contact: Rev. Lorenzo Downing)

December 20th, Pensacola from 1pm to 6pm @ Belmont Cultural Center, 401 North Reus Street, Pensacola, Fl (Person of Contact: Rev. John Powell Sr.)


Triple Treat

Truth for Youth will be having its annual Triple Treat Event on October 31st starting at 6pm.  There will be music, a brief movie, and we will be handing out "Grab and Go" food bags (until supplies last).   Come join the fun!

Easter Extravaganza

Valentines for Southern Oaks

Rev. John Powell of Truth for Youth dropped off flowers at Southern Oaks Care Center that were given out to their residents to celebrate Valentine's Day.  With all that is going on in the world today, it's good to take the time out to show people that you do care.  We hoped that all the residents enjoyed the flowers and had an uplifting day.

Food Box Give-Away

Truth for Youth teamed up with Mrs. Fannie Finkley of Pensacola Caring Hearts Inc. again to do the Drive-Thru Food Box Give-Away in the parking lot of the Belmont Cultural Center.  On Feb. 13th from 9am until 1pm, food boxes were placed in the back of people's cars who were in need of some groceries for their families.  Whether is was in the trunk, back seat, or even in a wagon you were pulling with your bicycle, if you were in line with transportation, you were able to receive a box(s) for you and your family.

The day wasn't complete with just the Food Box Give-Away.  Later that evening starting at 4:30pm Rev. Powell and TFY volunteers played music and gave out Brown Bag lunches and roses for those who came through.

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