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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Winter 2019 End of Quarter Show

March 6th, 5:00pm at Youth in Focus

Hear our students speak about their photography and view their artwork that they created over our eight-week quarter. All are welcome to attend!

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Seeking an Executive Director

The Board of Directors has assembled a search committee to identify our next Executive Director and will be accepting applications until the position has been filled. The ideal candidate will be prepared to build upon an already strong program and lead the organization to new heights, while continuing to ensure that Youth in Focus is a safe and positive environment for a diverse population of youth, staff, and volunteers. In addition to an understanding and appreciation for art and aesthetics, this person will bring a strong track record of managing the administrative aspects of such an organization and familiarity with serving as its public face.

To read the full position description, and to learn how to apply or nominate colleagues, please click here.

Ashley Mouldon
Fall 2018 End of Quarter Show

November 14, 5:00PM AT YOUTH IN FOCUS

Hear our students speak about their photography and view their artwork that they created over our eight-week quarter. All are welcome to attend! This quarter is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Washington State Arts Commission and the TEGNA Foundation Community Grant Program. We could not do this work with them! Thank you!

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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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