First Exposures

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Media & Broadcasting


PO Box 881971San Francisco, CA 94188 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

First Exposures: Empowering Youth Through Photography is a special interest mentoring program where academic skills and life skills are developed by combining the benefits of mentoring relationships with art education. The volunteer mentors are professional, commercial and fine art photographers with a commitment to youth and to education. Their students are creative young people, aged 11 -18, with backgrounds which include homelessness or low-income living situations. The students and mentors work together in one-to-one partnerships in a group setting. First Exposures fosters supportive intergenerational relationships in a stimulating environment of active learning.


Volunteer mentors work every Saturday of the Academic year with the youth in our program for 5 hours each week. There are various levels of commitment, so please contact us with questions and for an application.


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