Youth Lens 360

Youth Lens 360 provides superior visual communication and product marketing and branding services through the lens of youth ages 14-24. The Company utilizes a unique curriculum to train and support the technical and entrepreneurial skills of youth in our community.

At Youth Lens 360, youth have the opportunity to earn project based credit, experiential learning, after school enrichment, entrepreneurial development and pay through an application process. Youth can be referred by their school or apply independently.

The overall goal of Youth Lens 360 is to provide businesses, schools, governmental agencies, policy makers and secondary institutions with marketing, branding, storyboarding, product promotion, product focus groups through the lens and creative genius of today’s youth.  Dario’s business partners are like minded in that they value and require youth voice in every facet of product and branding development.




Produced to remind companies that every youth is naturally creative, resourceful and whole. Do you see their Brilliance?  


MLK Day Celebration


January 15, 2018, the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday hosted the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul. The event included remarks from Governor Mark Dayton, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, and Rep. Ilhan Omar. Youth Lens 360 covered the event and produced highlights as well as the video in full used by the State.

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Connect 700


The State of Minnesota contracted with Youth Lens 360 to create an upbeat and motivating video that explains their Connect 700 hiring process. 

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Better together is a video produced by Youth Lens 360 for Forbes Solutions PLLC. to communicate its 2018 initiative to help schools create student voice for better engagement and student success.  


Reimagine Minnesota


From January through May 2017, parents, students, cultural representatives, community members, business leaders and other education stakeholders, were invited to Reimagine Minnesota and conceptualize a new model of education that’s designed for the success of all students. Each participant was welcomed, honored and respected for who they are and the contributions they offered. Youth Lens 360 was proud to co-host the community conversations and visually capture over 3000 voices on issues of equity and excellence in education. 


Master mind



Youth Lens 360 is proud to tell the story of Dr. Courthney F. Russell who left a high paying job to provide direct medical care to people from impoverished communities.  This story is fascinating and we were honored to be able to tell it.

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