The Great Outdoors + Photography = Big Fun!

Since 2007, TrueNorth has been partnering with the Udall Foundation to offer Parks in Focus, an outdoor-based small group mentoring program that connects youth to the outdoors through technology!

Each summer, a new group of youth go on a series of day trips to local parks, learning the basics of photography, and the program culminates in a eight day immersion trip to Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. This August 12 adventurous youth camped, hiked, canoed, and explored, all while connecting with one another and capturing gorgeous shots of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Tahquamenon Falls.

On September 13, at 6 pm they shared some of their favorite photos via a slideshow and photo exhibit that wass open to the public at the TrueNorth Service Center. Funding for this program is made possible thanks to a grant from the Youth Advisory Committee of Fremont Area Community Foundation