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10th Annual Kids in Focus Exhibit Opening

Kids in Focus (KIF), a local nonprofit providing photography mentoring programs to at-risk kids, is hosting its 10th annual Exhibit Opening Reception 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. on Thursday, April 7, at the Park Central Mall Arts Pavilion, 3121 N 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013. \ This free public event features 80 photographs created by 40 at-risk kids and is the culmination of a 9-week mentoring program that takes the kids on a journey of self-discovery. In addition to viewing the kids’ photographs, guests will have the opportunity to meet the young photographers and their mentors while enjoying live music and complimentary food and beverages. \ For the 2022 exhibition, KIF worked with students from Children First Leadership Academy, Esperanza Community School and Boys and Girls Club IG Homes branch. The kids went on field trips to exciting places throughout the valley, exploring with cameras in hand and volunteer photographer mentors by their side. The kids learned to reframe the world around them while also building self-confidence and trust in themselves and others.\ “The significance of this event for the participating kids is immeasurable,” says Karen Shell, Kids in Focus Executive Director. “That evening, the kids feel like super stars and their creative sparks are turned into flame. It’s difficult to believe that just three months earlier, many of these kids couldn’t lift their eyes off the ground or make eye contact. Showcasing the kids’ accomplishments to a crowd of supporters fills them with a sense of pride they have never experienced. I encourage everyone to come experience the beauty of this event. The more people that attend, the bigger the impact on the kids. You’ll make a difference to the kids just by showing up.”\ After the reception, the photographs will move to public venues across the Valley, starting at the Arizona Science Center throughout April, and then traveling to Scottsdale Civic Center Library, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, and more. For
  • Start:April 07, 2022
  • End:April 07, 2022
  • Recurring
  • Where:Park Central, 3121 North 3rd Avenue,, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, 85013
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  • Event Type: Other
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