TTL Houston


Through the Lens – Houston’s mission is to teach kids the power of storytelling through their own unique perspective. We empower them to use the mediums of photography and film to document their community to create a positive change. Help support Our programming with a donation today!

Film Projects

Through The Lens is a 501 (c)(3) in Houston. It’s mission is to teach kids the power of storytelling through their own eyes. We empower them to create short films on a variety of topics affecting their communities.

Mental and physical health

Sports and Art are two of the most cut public programs for school age kids in the US. This is creating a wider divide of the haves and have-nots. We fill a gap in the educational landscape by bringing together athletes, artists and kids allowing us to build a supportive community that promotes self expression and physical fitness led by athletes.

Films for Kids by Kids

Our animated films are made for kids 3-9 years old to help spark their imagination and learn through creativity. We hire young visual and musical artists (ages 10-23) to create our animated film and book series, Josh’s Inspirational Journeys, Dream Big. We need your support to create more films and books, educating the next generation.

Every $5,000 gets a $500 scholarship for a first generation college student!
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