A new lens on life.

When kids experience trauma, they disconnect from the world and from themselves. A camera in their hands, with the right guidance and encouragement, can switch the light in their eyes back on, giving them a new lens on life.

Who We Serve

Who We Serve

Kids in Focus programs inspire hope in children ages 11-14 who come from backgrounds of poverty, homelessness, neglect and/or abuse. The trauma can be long lasting. As a result, the kids can find it difficult to trust relationships with others and to remain in touch with their feelings and self-worth.

What We Do

What We Do

The kids receive much more than a camera. Mentored by professional photographers, together they take a journey of creativity culminating in a public photography exhibit, a hardbound book, and a new self-confidence for the future. The program empowers the kids to explore, to trust and to see the world in a new light.

How to Help

Get Involved

Your generous donations go directly to the material needs of the program, with zero spent on administrative overhead. We’re seeking corporate sponsors who share our vision in the community and we need volunteers of all types with various skills and interests to increase our reach and impact on the lives of kids who need it most.


See behind-the-scenes of our programs, as the kids explore with their cameras and take a personal journey of healing and discovery with their mentors.

Also view the inspiring images created by our kids, showing how they see the world in a new light.