Imagine having the guidance, positive mindset and motivation to succeed, but never given the opportunity to experience all that life has to offer, because your life was tragically taken too soon... This is what happened to Troy Taylor.
Troy was not your average teenager.
Troy was raised in a working class neighborhood that lacked the resources to keep children in school, active in community activities, and developing successful young adults.
A natural-born leader, he radiated positive energy and possessed strong core values.
His peers gravitated to him. He was kind and compassionate to everyone, no matter their story.
However, some of Troy's peers lacked these qualities. They were envious of Troy, and this would lead to Troy's death.
Troy’s peers were never provided these opportunities to lead a positive life, and turned to a life of crime instead.
Truly Reviving Our Youth (T.R.O.Y) exists today because of the tragic loss of Troy, which in large part was due to the lack of youth centers with the vital resources to help them develop.
The pressure our youth face such as being the best athlete, wearing the newest sports attire, or the economic status their family falls under should not make them believe those factors will affect their ability to succeed.
The T.R.O.Y. Center is helping the youth in your life grow up in a safer and more prosperous community.