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Frame Central in The Pearl has made our day by announcing that they will once again be the lead sponsor for our fundraising auction. Kelly Carver, who was an honorary Co-Chair of the event last year confirmed the store’s intention to provide us with the same high level of support that we enjoyed last year and it […]

The New Avenues for Youth kids enjoyed another great photo safari in mid-May. As expected, they found that not all outdoor photography is the same. There’s quite a dramatic difference between photographing the quiet formal beauty of the tulip fields and imaging water pouring out of hillsides and rushing over boulders. And they took to […]

We’ve been extremely fortunate this year to have Canon representative Shawn Weishaar join our corps of mentors. Shawn, shown here with one of the great kids from New Avenues for Youth on our Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival safari, has been representing Canon in the Northwest for seven years. He’s been also been teaching photography classes- […]

Thanks to board member Christopher Cabatbat, our IT whiz who’s having a huge impact on our data processing and our level of technological sophistication. This image will begin appearing on our printed materials – starting with the donation forms for our September 29 auction… which, by the way, we’ll begin distributing this month. The QR, […]

In prepping for the KGW shoot we told you about earlier this month, Donna Lee discovered that four of the batteries for our Canon cameras would no longer hold a charge. With time at a premium (the shoot hadn’t been cancelled yet), she called our good friends at Pro Photo Supply and, as usual, they […]

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 […]

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

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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