F.O.C.U.S. Youth Network


OUR MISSION

F.O.C.U.S. Youth Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing innovative educational and recreational activities to school aged youth focused in wellness and nutrition education, character development, and S.T.E.M. education.

OUR VISION

We will be a network of recreation centers promoting, fighting for, and facilitating social change in urban and inner-city neighborhoods. Through life-changing experiences, we will empower the youth we serve to walk and in their purpose.

OUR PROMISE

We promise to never chase the money, but do it for the cause. We believe that through our efforts to help youth and their families reach their full potential, we will be rewarded.

WHAT WE DO


Through a variety of programs, we help our youth to find themselves.
“We know that extraordinary experiences will produce an extraordinary individual.”


  • Through innovative programs such as Young Men Can Cook and our Picky Eaters club, in addition to various workshops and demonstrations, we equip youth and adults with the skills they need to “Live a Lifetime of Wellness”.

  • We believe that we are the sum total of our experiences and that exposure if key. Programs such as B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S. (Brothers Reaching out to Help Each Reach Success), our annual F.O.C.U.S. Fashion Show, and our Summer Youth Experience, we provide opportunities for youth to experience a variety of “first times”. Through these experiences, participants develop self-confidence, as well as a strong sense of self-efficacy, and civic engagement.

  • Our annual “Buchanan Family Scholarship” as well as our Workforce Academy program provides college ready youth with not only the funds but the skills to attend college and pursue their dreams. Through the F.O.C.U.S. “Game Changer” Awards, we also acknowledge young people for becoming positively contributing members of their community.

  • The game of chess helps to develop strong character. Our chess club will not only teach the basics of chess to youth, but also teach strategy while helping to build self-confidence, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

  • Outdoor Club is a game changer. Outdoor Club will expose our youth to the beautiful world of state and national parks. While exploring Philadelphia is fun and informative, the Outdoor Club seeks to expose our youth to nature while exploring scientific principles, and factors affecting our environment. Outdoor clubs also seeks to curb the effects of childhood obesity by lowering blood sugar, blood pressure, and body fat through aerobic exercise.

Recent News


F.O.C.U.S. Youth Network is provide of the experiences we have been able to provide for our youth.  We have been featured on NBC10, LaSalle TV, and Radio One.  Check out some of our news below

Upcoming Programs & Events


F.O.C.U.S. Youth Network offers a variety of programs for youth and their families. Looking for a fun educational or recreational program? Check out some of our recent programs below

Our TEAM


Our team of professionals has a collective 30 years of educational and recreational programming experience. We are able to combine fun recreational programs, with proven data-driven practices to provide truly innovative programming for youth of all ages. Our unique blend of professional experience will give youth the edge they need in a competitive global society.

Devon Buchanan

Founder/Executive Director
Devon is a energetic and passionate educator, youth speaker, programmer and advocate. With proven experience in Multicultural Education and cultural context training, as well as youth program development and implementation, Devon seeks to equip youth with the skills they need to become productive members of their communities. Devon is founder and serves as Executive Director for a growing non-profit called the F.O.C.U.S. Youth Network, which since Nov of 2016, has served over 750 youth in Philadelphia through innovative programs centered around Wellness and Nutrition Education, Character Development, and Post-Secondary Success. Creating programs such as Young Men Can Cook, Workforce Academy, our Summer Youth Experience, and annual F.O.C.U.S. Fashion Show, offer youth a variety of experiences to build character and productive members of their communities. Devon believes strongly that, "providing youth with extraordinary experiences, will produce extraordinary individuals." Devon produces one of the largest annual fundraisers and youth fashion shows in Philadelphia, the F.O.C.U.S. Fashion Show, which draws 250 youth and families from around the city, to help celebrate the unique accomplishments of our youth. 2019 will represent the third year in a row of this growing event. As author of Bus 23: Tips and Strategies to Help Teens Overcome Peer Pressure, an interactive book with lessons and critical thinking questions to help kids overcome negativity in their lives, particularly, Peer Pressure, Devon provides regular workshops and seminars to school, non-profit, and church youth groups to help youth overcome peer pressure and learn to B.E.T. on themselves; Believe in yourself when no one else will, encourage yourself, and Take time to make the best decision.
He also moderates a youth led TV show, Youth UnCut, a show created to give youth a voice and discuss the things that mean most to them. Please check out this, and our fashion show below.
God Bless

OUR BLOG


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Our Testimonials


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