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Our friends at BLACKFISH GALLERY once again made us beneficiaries of their holiday season sale. A lovely check arrived in the mail this month, money we can certainly use. Our deeply felt thanks go out to FOY Family member Jana Svoboda, Director Gina Carrington, and the other artist-owners of BLACKFISH. As a timely note, on […]

Just want to share this terrific picture of the great folks who showed up on January 7 to hang the show at the Q Center… Left to right… our new friend Clint who volunteers to make things work at the Q Center Gallery; Allison, James, Gary, T.C., and Donna Lee. Great group of folks who […]

Focus on Youth students were honored to be invited to photograph a rehearsal of The Oregon Ballet.  Students had a fabulous time shooting hundreds of images of the dancers.   We are proud to share that Focus on Youth students will be sharing their images from the ballet in the spring at  The Performing Arts Center.

Looking for a fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunity that supports the arts and young people? Enjoy special events and making connections within the community? Focus on Youth helps at-risk youth experience the world in new ways and see positive change through the lens of a camera, and we need your help! Focus on Youth helps […]

Focus on Youth today announced that it has been selected by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Josh Groban to receive a donation from his new Find Your Light Foundation, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through arts, education and cultural awareness.  Focus on Youth is one of 29 arts education nonprofit organizations selected by […]

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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