Focus: HOPE through the Eyes of DonRico Hawkins

DonRico Hawkins, Jr. - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

DonRico Hawkins, Jr. is a seventh-grade student in Focus: HOPE's Excel Photography program in Detroit. In this short video, Hawkins discusses a few of his pictures and why he loves photography. We also get to see images of other participants in the program whose work was displayed on abandoned buildings and homes as part of the students' Excel experience.

To learn more about Focus: HOPE and the robust organization's Excel Photography program, a longtime NEA arts education grantee, please listen to this audio story with Hawkins and a current mentor (and previous graduate of the program), Kristian Varano.