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As you may know, Focus on Youth was invited to be guests on “Heart of the Matter” this past week.  Thanks to the host Ann Schatz, mentor Jay Hager, Student Roman and volunteer Caterina it was a great show and a fun experience for all of us! This was a wonderful opportunity to share our […]

Focus on Youth & Beards’ Framing Team Partnership Changing Lives of Portland Youth A Great Partnership: Beard’s Framing has long partnered with local organizations that support the arts and our community. One of our favorites is Focus on Youth, a great after-school program that targets at-risk teens using photography training as a tool to develop […]

I Spy Joy Photography Project – view pdf here The month of March saw the launch of the ‘I Spy Joy Photography Project’ digital exhibition, which is a partnership between South Perth Youth Services (Perth & Kinross Council), and ‘Focus on Youth’, Portland, Oregon, USA. The end result of this project is a digital photography […]

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Focus on Youth Greeting Cards now available. You'll find more information and images by following the link.

Don't forget that we're going to be selling really beautiful cards (printed for us by our good friend Al Barreth at Digicraft) at Umpqua Bank's Beaumont-Wilshire branch starting in July. For details, please click BLOG up in the tool bar for the site.

Terrific segment broadcast on KGW NewsChannel 8 called Students Focus on Beauty. Our sincere thanks to Pat Dooris and the folks at KGW who really do care about our community and show it every day. Here's a link to take you to the segment: - Focus On Beauty.

Exhibits & Events

Visit our exhibit at the Lloyd Center Umpqua Bank from July 1st until September 30th.

The Albina Bank in the Pearl is hosting an exhibit of our work during the month of August.