Photo by Gabriel Goodwin
Allen Park High School senior Jeremy Rafter was a participant of Focus on the Mission, a Focus:HOPE photography program. Focus on the Mission is a hands-on annual diversity and leadership program addressing multicultural issues in society. Rafter chose a project focusing on his life outside of the program to understand where diversity plays into his life and document it in photographs. He presented the finished project to the Board of Education. The program involves four day-long sessions that immerse students in conversations with mentors and peers about different social topics including race, culture and faith.