Parks in Focus: Youth Photography Program

Underserved youth learn about nature through photography in Yosemite.

Parks in Focus provides opportunities for underserved middle-school youth from the San Francisco Bay Area to learn about nature through photography. For many, this might be their first visit to Yosemite, their first hike, their first campsite and their first photography lesson. This experience culminates in a photography exhibit at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley.

In 2014, students from Boys & Girls Clubs will participate in a five-day summer immersion trip to Yosemite, as well as year-round field trips and programs focused on science, nature and outdoor activities. By introducing kids to nature through a camera lens, we inspire them to be healthy-lifestyle role models for their communities.

Thanks to your support, these kids have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, giving them a new passion and confidence to make the outdoors part of their lives.

Partnering with Yosemite National Park, the Udall Foundation and Ansel Adams Gallery.

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Project Notes

It helps youth connect to nature. It’s beautiful, and my experience was awesome. It felt so good to be here.

Miguel Moreno
Parks in Focus participant