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PhotoVoice & Social Action Project will be an engaging photography and storytelling summer program. Teens will have an opportunity to document their lives as students and community members through their choice of words and images which they will collect throughout the summer program.

The idea is to find out how the community in which they lives helps and hinders their health (for this purpose, health is defined as “a state of complete physical, mental, and emotional well-being").

By the end of the program, these teens will present their perceptions and impressions of the conditions that affect the area in which they live through their photos and words.

The overall goal will be to expose the health of their community at local events in order to incite social change and action within Multnomah and Clackamas County.

Youth PhotoVoice: Transforming Media Messages


Youth PhotoVoice: Transforming Media Messages (Northwest Family Services Main Office)


This summer, Northwest Family Services will select 12 students to participate in the "Discover. Create. Expose. Youth PhotoVoice & Social Action Project." This will be a 4 week program that will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from June 21st until July 14th from 1:00-4:00 PM. The program is an engaging photography and social action project where students will go out into the surrounding community in order to "expose" the overall health through their photos. This program will include many fun field trips as well as educational opportunities where youth can take pictures in order to bring awareness to the community.

For more information please contact Harry Apelbaum at

Free Summer Program:

  • First youth will take photos in their community of drug & alcohol media advertisements.
  • They will then transform these messages into positive counter advertisements.
  • Youth will display their photos so their voices will be heard through their words & images.
  • Youth will do this all while going on fun fieldtrips with other teens!

Open To:

Incoming 8th-11th Grade Youth in North Clackamas

Final Photo Exhibition:

Wednesday, July 14th 1:30pm at Liz's Creative Cafe 9401 Se 32nd Ave, Milwaukie, OR


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