a Life of Faith
FOCUS explores with independent school students a life of faith that is real, adventurous, intellectually sound, and eminently practical.
We are a diverse community of students, alumni, parents, faculty, clergy, and professionals from a variety of Christian denominations drawn together by a common faith and purpose. Through relationships, area meetings, programs, and events, we offer a safe space for students to consider life’s most important questions.
Staff & Board
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FOCUS has the privilege of engaging students during an especially formative stage of their individual journeys.”
FOCUS Executive Director
What is FOCUS?
Fellowship of Christians in Universities & Schools (FOCUS) is a diverse community of students, alumni, parents, faculty, clergy, and professionals from a variety of Christian denominations drawn together by a common faith and purpose. Through relationships, area meetings, programs, and events, we offer a safe space for students to consider life’s most important questions. We have eleven local Area Ministries and offer 19 National Programs each year.
What does Local Area Ministry look like?
Who attends FOCUS?
FOCUS welcomes students from both independent (i.e. private) and public schools to all its meetings, events, and programs. However, FOCUS was founded to fill an important gap: many independent school students have limited opportunities to explore the Christian faith. Our primary aim is to enable independent school students to discover – in a non-coercive setting – the reality of faith for themselves.
The Early Years of FOCUS
The roots of FOCUS go back to the 1960s, when founder Peter Moore first began to organize gatherings for New England boarding school students to explore Christianity in fresh and lively ways. The program grew as faculty, heads of school, alumni, and parents recognized the need for informal opportunities on campus and off to explore Christian faith.
This early FOCUS community nurtured an effort that would eventually extend from the Northeast, down the Atlantic seaboard, and to San Francisco.
sTAFF & BOARD
FOCUS is Built
And relationships are all about people! Our staff and board are made up of individuals who are dedicated to the mission of FOCUS and the students we serve.