How do the kids in the programs get involved?
We collaborate with local schools, family resource centers, foster care programs and other nonprofits to engage youth through workshops, the Intensive Mentoring Series, and the Grads in Focus Program. Our programs inspire imagination while building the essential skills to build resilience and to overcome adversity.
Can I volunteer if I’m not a photographer?
Absolutely. KIF welcomes volunteers with a variety of skills, interests, and availability. There are different programs and schedules to choose from. Apply to be a Volunteer here.
How can I learn more, donate and make an impact?
- Make a donation to Kids in Focus and qualify for the AZ state tax credit here.
- Join the KIF mailing list to receive newsletters and event invitations. Sign up at kidsinfocus.org
- Attend our Annual Exhibit Opening in the Spring and meet the kids from our after school programs. Being there amplifies their sense of pride and accomplishment! Learn more here.
- Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn
- Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do donations made to Kids in Focus qualify for the AZ state tax credit?
KIF is a Qualified Charitable Organization (QCO) for the state tax credit. Donors receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit against their state taxes up to $421 individually or $841 if filing jointly. It won’t cost you a penny! Donate here.
Can I schedule a KIF exhibit at my venue?
KIF Exhibits Program arranges free, ready-to-install displays of the students’ work around the valley. KIF will also set up and take down. Have an idea for an exhibit location? email@example.com
Can I purchase images?
I’ve enjoyed the adventures and building positive memories. Seeing them [the kids] on the night of their exhibition, their smiles and how proud they are of themselves, it’s a beautiful thing.
I get a kick out of being surprised by the kids. Just when I think I know their characters, they drop a concept in their photography that reveals a new branch of their creativity.
It’s been a privilege to work with the kids; some of whom I’m still in touch with after 5+ years. To see them shine and truly benefit from the program beyond the aspect of learning about photography brings me so much joy and a sense of pride.