partner programs

WE PARTNER WITH ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS, AND AGENCIES TO TEACH COURSES IN DARKROOM AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY which can be designed to meet specific outcomes and academic service learning requirements.

Youth partner program services

We offer custom-designed youth photography classes to meet your needs!

Our goal is to impact more youth through photography.  We do this by offering Partner Programs at a modest cost, and bring photography to you and your organization! Some examples of partnerships include, but are not limited to - schools, libraries, churches, homeschool groups, and other youth organizations.

  • Digital Photography Class (at your location, or here at Youth in Focus)

  • B&W Darkroom Photography Class (here at Youth in Focus)

All partnerships include a professional teaching artist, exciting and engaging curriculum, equipment rental, and photography printing services so youth have photographs to remember their experience! Reach out to us to partner today, and we'll collaborate to create a class that is just the right fit for your program or group. We are Youth Program Quality Initiative trained and love collaborating to create exciting, hands-on photography classes for youth!  



  • Seattle Public Libraries (multiple branches)

  • Northwest African American Museum

  • Washington Middle School

  • Northgate Elementary School


We provide participants with the instruction, resources, and equipment they need to share their unique and personal stories through photography.

Our supportive and inclusive community provides a sense of belonging and safety for youth from a variety of backgrounds, fostering positive connections between underserved youth and adult teachers and mentors while providing individualized attention and support.

Other courses & camps



“[Youth in Focus] has given me the confidence to do things I have never done before and has given a new-found confidence in both myself and my work. Being in [Youth in Focus] has made me see the world around me in a different perspective, I find the simple beauty in common objects and can make their imperfections into something perfect.”

Kyra M., Youth in Focus student (with portrait and self-portrait)