CAMERAS FOR KIDS FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 4.97 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 368 S Military Trl Deerfield Bch FL 33442 USA

Mission: CFKF provides underprivileged teens living in foster facilities the opportunity to have a camera and learn basic concepts of art and photography while fostering self-esteem, self-confidence and offering a skill set.
Results: CFKF has been so well received that in three years we are running our program in many cities in Florida, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and other areas.
Programs: Workshop days, Photography sessions (6-8 weeks long) and Mentorship programs
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The Cameras for Kids Foundation (CFKF) headquarters is located in the same suite of offices where I work in South Florida. Everyday in the hall, framed photographs taken by CFKF teen photographers brighten my day. If the foundation director Betsey Chesler hadn’t told me herself, I never would have known that these photos were not taken by experienced professionals. As attentive, hands-on instructors, Ms. Chesler and her team not only help abandoned children discover their hidden talent, but go above and beyond by framing their images in a professional manner, helping the young artists hold a vision for themselves and recognize their potential. The photo quality is a testament to the organization’s authentic mission. These works of art are a constant reminder of the ripple effect non-profits are all about: how a sincere mission to improve the lives of others always improves our own. Being someone who sees Ms. Chesler regularly at the office, I attest to her dedication to CFKF, as she is constantly meeting with potential collaborators and inventing new ways to expand the organization and its reach. Recently Ms. Chesler even brought CFKF to children in Haiti, which is no easy task—this is just one example of how effectively she leads and how deeply she cares. For all these reasons and more, CFKF deserves all the exposure it can possibly receive!

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2012

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SOS Children's Village has been honored to work with Betsey and Cameras for Kids for a number of years now. I continue to be amazed by the hidden talent and eye for detail that Betsey is able to coax out of our children and nurture into true talent. The first class was able to auction their photographs and they were stunned (as was I) by the reaction from the public to their art! Cameras for Kids has allowed our kids to look at the world from a different perspective, and has taught them how to translate that to their audience. A whole new world of possibilites (and potential career paths!) has been opened up to them thanks to Betsey and this wonderful organization. We wish her much luck and future success!!

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2012

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i am amazed at the energy and staying power of Betsey, the founder of this non- profit. The passion and drive is carried over to the instructors and the students of photography. The best part is the kids walk away confident with their talent!

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Cameras For Kids was founded by a dear friend of mine who wanted to share her passion with photography with at risk kids. Betsey learned herself that photography opened her heart and mind to the possibilities around her; she wanted the at risk children to find this experience themselves. Teaching photography to the kids and helping them grow and develop self esteem was the goal of this organization. The children have blossomed, many have taken their life stories and through photography; have expressed their personal life experiences through this medium and actually had their pictures hanging in a gallery for viewing. Voila!!! Success! They will have this knowledge the rest of their lives! Laurey Hallson MD

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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