ABOUT US

"Finding Ourselves Creates Unlimited Success"

Founded in 2016 The FOCUS Youth Network was founded for one reason: to help young people find out who they truly are.  FOCUS specializes in providing constructive recreational and educational opportunities for middle and high-school aged youth who are dedicated to being a complete person and a contributing member to today’s society.

The FOCUS Youth Network started as an idea from a class in college by our Founded and Executive Director, Devon Buchanan in 2005, and is now reality. It is a place where teens can come to just be themselves. In today’s society, a significant amount of pressure is placed on teens to “be someone”, but not enough emphasis is placed on providing the opportunity to find out who they are. The FOCUS Youth Network provides that opportunity.  It is a place where a variety of services and programs are offered to help teens recognize skills and interests, build character, values, as well as lasting friendships, and apply them to their futures.

Through quality mentorship, leadership, workforce development and trade programs, recreation and athletic programs, we will instill values such as discipline, self-efficacy, teamwork, and other skills which will last a lifetime. 

F.O.C.U.S. is the place for teens to realize that “Finding Ourselves Creates Unlimited Success.” We realize that for any youth, the sky is the limit; all they need is a little bit of F.O.C.U.S.




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OUR FOUNDER

Coach Devon Buchanan, M.Ed

Devon L. Buchanan, affectionately known as "Coach" by anyone who has met him, is a native of Philadelphia and a long time educator and administrator in the Philadelphia School District. 
With a strong belief in the benefit of quality enrichment programs, Devon is also the Founder and Executive Director of one of Philadelphia's leading youth organizations, The F.O.C.U.S. Youth Network, Inc.  The F.O.C.U.S. Youth Network is a non-profit, 501c(3) organization that provides innovative educational and recreational activities for youth and their families centered around Wellness and Nutrition Education, Character Development, and Post-Secondary Success.  He has also started numerous successful small businesses including an all-natural soy candle company, an employee wellness catering company, a Faith-Based online apparel store, and a photography company called Ambitious Images photography.  Devon is also author of Bus 23: Tips and Strategies to help Teens Overcome Peer Pressure.   HIs background in education and 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector, drives his passion to help youth and their families do what he has coined, "Living a Lifetime of Wellness", while making  massive impact on this world.