Homeless youth spend a day taking ‘Pictures of Hope’

Fourteen children enrolled in Our Family Services, a local program that provides support for homeless families and youth, pack a small conference room on a crisp Saturday morning, listing their future goals, decorating coloring sheets and snacking on cheese sticks.

Linda Solomon, a Tucson native and founder of Pictures of Hope, starts the day with a slideshow of her celebrity photographs and professional tips.

The children have no trouble identifying Beyonce, and they erupt with cheers when a picture of actor Will Smith followed. But how did Solomon get her dog to smile for a photograph, she asks the lively group. She used the age-old industry secret: doggie biscuits.

Read the entire Arizona Jewish Post article here.

Original publication date, Oct. 21, 2016.


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