Welcome our new Executive Director

Youth in Focus is excited to announce that Samantha Kelly joins us as our new Executive Director. Samantha has a passion for creating space where people can connect, feel valued, and achieve their full potential. She brings that energy and her more than 20 years of art museum education experience to Youth in Focus as a champion for our mission to empower youth. "I look forward to working with the staff, board, students, and community partners to strategically lead the organization forward in creating even more opportunities for access to arts and photography so youth can envision and create a brighter future for themselves and the communities they call home."  


To learn more about Samantha and read the full announcement, please click here.

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Spring 2019 End of Quarter Show

June 6, 5:00pm at Youth in Focus (2100 24th Ave S, Seattle 98144)

Meet the students who have spent the past eight weeks learning how to use photography to tell their personal stories. Hear them speak about their artwork and view their photography. this event is free and open to the public!

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King County Metro Photomural Project


Since 2015, we have had 18 students and 20 photos, that they created at Youth in Focus, selected to hang up on bus shelters throughout King County for up to seven years through the King County Metro Photomural Project!  Keep an eye out for their work in your neighborhood and if you see it send us a photo at yif (at) youthinfocus (dot) org.

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ThinkParallax and Maddie's Adventure at Youth in Focus

How cool is this?! ThinkParallax sends their team members to a city they have never been to gather inspiration through #PARALLAXploration Thank you, Maddie, for choosing Youth in Focus and spending time with our students and team!  Click here to read about Maddie's awesome trip in Seattle and visit to Youth in Focus!

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Check us out on KING5!

Check us out on KING5 evening!

We are thrilled to have been featured on KING5 Evening! You can watch the entire segment by clicking here. We'd like to extend a big thank you to editor and producer, Tom Bishop, for visiting Youth in Focus to learn more about our program and the youth we have the honor of serving!

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