WE THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING FOCUS ON YOUTH
Contributions are fully tax deductible and will help expand photo workshops for underserved youth. FOY is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization
You can help put cameras in the hands of low income disadvantaged youth by contributing to our scholarship fund. $1,000 pays for a ten week workshop and all materials for an at-risk youth.
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Focus on Youth
1631 NE Broadway #144 P
Portland OR 97232
PURCHASE A PHOTO BY A YOUTH
Many of our students have learning disabilities or are immigrants who have limited language skills, but are able to communicate through photography. Shockingly, 53% of Portland youth dropped out of school last year! Focus on Youth’s purpose is to keep disadvantaged youth engaged with their education by providing free photography classes and mentoring. This past year 100% of our students stayed in school and on track to graduation.
Sitta, one of our students told us, “My family fled the war in Liberia after being pulled from our beds in the middle of the night and beaten. The beauty I see when I take photographs helps me forget the painful things that happened in Liberia”
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. Our scholarships for low-income youth are supported entirely by charitable donations.
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