Transforming the lives of homeless youth through photography and sustainable gardening

Our successful new program, Seeds of Hope, supports youth leadership, produces art and food, builds community and improves the environment while providing fresh organic food for homeless youth.

This unique program provides hands-on learning for homeless teens while they earn science and photography credits towards graduation.  Teens grow their own food on an acre of  land at the Focus on Youth headquarters that they have dubbed “Sunflower Organic Farm”.


Focus on Youth has empowered the lives of 10,000 disadvantaged youth over the past decade through innovative programs that inspire hope, confidence, creativity and leadership skills We need your help to expand our garden for homeless youth to grow their own organic fruit and vegetables.

You can sponsor a raised garden bed for a homeless youth!
$100 provides a youth with 30 vegetable seedlings
$50 pays for lumber to build a 4′ x 8′ raised bed
$35 pays for frames and plastic to cover the bed during cold weather
Thank you for your tax deductible donation to Focus on Youth!

Join our team of wonderful volunteers!

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How Focus on Youth makes a difference

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Sunflower Organic Farm
Click here to view the story about our Sunflower Organic Farm at the Community Legacy Program.

Exhibits & Events

Visit our exhibit at the Umpqua Bank in Multnomah Village.

A special thank you to Pearl Bakery and Eric Lester who will be hosting a fund raiser for Focus on Youth on February 17, 2015