Ways You Can Make A Difference
Sponsor An At-Risk Youth
• You can help put cameras in the hands of low income disadvantaged youth by contributing to our scholarship fund.
• Your $1,000 donation pays for ten weeks of workshops, a digital camera, and all materials for an at-risk teen.
• Your contribution is fully tax deductible and will help expand photo workshops
• Your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated!
Donate any amount securely online with your Credit Card or PayPal Account by clicking on the Paypal link to the right.
Donate by mail
Send a check payable to: Focus on Youth, 1631 NE Broadway #144, Portland OR 97232
Donate a digital camera or used laptop computer
You can also support our students by donating the following items:
• Memory cards
• Flash drives
• Blank CDs
• Rechargeable AA batteries
Your gift of any of these items would be greatly appreciated.
To donate equipment, please contact Focus on Youth Director, Donna Lee Holmes at (503) 341-6878 or email email@example.com
Please check out our Volunteer page for opportunities to help make a difference.
Scholarships give underprivileged teens the opportunity to explore their lives through the lens of a camera. Students are provided with digital cameras, computers, printers and all materials at no cost. Our ten week workshops include field trips around the city, in-class projects, gallery and museum visits and guest speakers over the course of ten week sessions throughout the fall, winter and spring.
Many of our students have learning disabilities or are immigrants who have limited language skills, but are able to communicate through photography. All of our students are living at or below the poverty line and approximately ninety percent of our students are youth of color. Most are struggling with social barriers, poverty, racism or homophobia while working to succeed in school and in life.
Shockingly, 53% of Portland youth dropped out of school last year according to The Oregonian. This past year 100% of our students stayed in school and on track to graduation. When you donate, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are changing a life and helping create a better future.
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