Shazaam! In Focus

2018/2019 Program

Shazaam! In Focus is an arts-based program offered by Lakeshore Arts and facilitated by professional artists in grade 8 classrooms at local schools. We are proud to acknowledge that this program is currently supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Shazaam! In Focus provides Grade 8 students with a meaningful opportunity to examine their identity and the importance of self-reflection through spoken word poetry and digital photography at a pivotal point in their lives, before transitioning to high school.

Lakeshore Arts partnered with Ryerson University for a 3-year research study on Shazaam! In Focus. Based on this study,  the students, teachers and facilitators have a positive experience with Shazaam! In Focus. Click below to read the full review.

Winter 2019 Session:
The Elms Junior Middle School
Group 1: March 19 – March 28, 2019
Group 2: March 20th – 29th, 2019

Boys Leadership Academy –  April 2 – April 11, 2019

Fall 2018 Sessions:
Holy Trinity Catholic School – September 26 – October 4, 2018
Beaumonde Heights Junior Middle School – October 10- October 19, 2018
Second Street Junior Middle School – October 23 – November 1, 2018

If you are interested in booking Shazaam! In Focus for your grade 8 class, please email for more information.

Youth IN FOCUS Exhibition

May 3rd – June 22, 2019

We are proud to showcase Shazaam IN FOCUS students work in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. This May, we are hosting an opening reception for South Etobicoke students and North Etobicoke students.

Lakeshore Youth In Focus – May 1 to June 22, 2019
Location: Lakeshore Arts, 2422 Lake Shore Blvd., W Toronto, ON M8V1C4

Rexdale Youth In Focus – May 4 to May 30, 2019
Location: Albion Library, 1515 Albion Rd, Toronto, ON M9V 1B2

Full Exhibition Details: CLICK HERE!

Shazaam! In Focus is an official TDSB educational partnership program.