I came to Focus on Youth in 2008 and started learning photography. When I am taking photographs I see the beauty and I just go for it. The beauty I see and am able to photograph makes me forget the painful things that happened in Liberia. Read about Sitta’s life here.
My name is Emad William and I came to the U.S. from Egypt. I have been a student from Focus on Youth for two years and I have enjoyed it very much. I love photography and my goal is to become a good photographer. I started learning photography in Egypt and thanks to Focus on Youth I am able to learn photography and take photos I like.
My name is Jowharaay (my knickname is J.J.) I feel like I am lucky to have opportunities like Focus on Youth. The teachers are wonderful and full of creativity. I am originally from Somlia. I moved to Kenya when I was 6 years old and then came to live in the U.S. when I was 8 years old. I love to take photos, especially of myself. My dream is to become a nurse when I graduate from school.
My name is Madeha, and I am a student in Focus on Youth. I like this class because I learned a lot of things from this. How to take pictures in the light and in the sun. I learned how to take pictures with a zoom near and far. I also learned how to take pictures for myself. Thanks to Donna Lee and Scott and Leo and Gary I learned so much. I am thankful for this photography program. I like this program very much.
I am part of the Focus on Youth class. This is the best class I have even taken because it made me see the real beauty in the world around me.