ProjectFocus Hawai'i helps youth learn photography
ProjectFocus Hawai'i will partner with a nonprofit organization that helps grieving youth to offer photography internships to children.
Kids hurt too, a nonprofit group that serves youth who have lost a parent, who are in the foster care system or whose parents have divorced, will start recruiting its participants for the internships immediately.
The 12-week internships offered by ProjectFocus Hawai'i will give kids the chance to work hands-on with professional photographers.
ProjectFocus was founded by Hawai'i professional photographers Laurie Breeden Callies and Lisa Uesugi. Its mission is to enrich the lives of children by teaching them photography.
During the internships, children take photos of someone who means a lot to them. Their portraits are taken as well.
At the end of the project, a monthlong exhibit will showcase their work along with their portraits. The youth also get the photos on a DVD and in a hardcover coffee table book.
For more information, go to www.projectfocushawaii.com.