What We Do

Through ongoing mentoring programs, Kids in Focus inspires hope and fosters positive outcomes in at-risk children starting at age 10 years. Through the restorative power of photography and with the guidance of dedicated mentors, kids are inspired to open their eyes to their own potential as they build the resilience they need to overcome challenges. Not only are the kids taught creative problem solving, they learn to “see,” notice, and explore with with a new perspective.

The kids’ inspiring images are exhibited at venues such at the Arizona Science Center, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Sky Harbor Airport, Arizona State Capitol, and various restaurants and coffee shops. In addition to seeing their work on display, the children are recognized and appreciated by others, igniting a feeling of pride and accomplishment.

Since 2012, the organization has transformed the lives of several hundreds of kids in need, equipping them with essential life skills to make the shift from surviving to thriving. Building self-confidence, resilience and healthy relationships, Kids in Focus offers four types of youth programs…

KIF helped me get a lot of stress out of me. I have this place I can be myself and feel a sense of relief and get to see a whole world that I never thought of… and I get to see it is beautiful.

— Josh