The Focus Foundation was established in 1975 as a nonprofit charitable organization to work with vulnerable at risk adolescents and their families.  The Foundation seeks to inspire, motivate, engage, enrich and equip vulnerable at risk kids and young adults whose life would otherwise languish.
The Focus Foundation uses education as a natural platform for cultivating children's growth and change.  100 % of kids in the program are special needs.  42 % have first nations background.  Referrals occur through school councilors, mental health therapists, social workers, parents, probation officers and self referral.
Youth who go through the Focus Foundation school program achieve 95 % graduation and 89 % attendance.  Their school is accredited by the Province of B.C. as an education program equivalent to the public education system as far as scholastic curriculum.
Optimism and positive thinking are important for everyone.  Take 6 minutes to lay on your back, a hand on your diaphragm and breath in for 6 seconds, out for 4 seconds, 10 breaths a minute for 6 minutes..  Spend 5 minutes a day thinking of something you are grateful for.