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” I wait every Wednesday anxious to see my favorite mentor, he’s a pretty cool guy and if I don’t see him right away in R4G group I ask for him and make sure he is coming.”- student from Reach 4 Greatness School Mentoring Spending one hour each week- whether it’s helping with homework, playing…

Dear Partner,                                                                                                                               May 2015 The Bible says in 1 John 3:22, “In whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” We see so much today that isn’t pleasing in His sight; we see the opposite of what we just…

I just wanted to say thank you so much for a tremendous year in 2014! I know I wished you Happy New Year in the last newsletter but I just wanted to say thank you for such a great year of support. Thank you to our volunteers, partners who supported us and those who prayed…

The Bible says in Habakkuk 2:14, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Can you picture it? Bakersfield, a city covered with knowledge of God’s glory, encountering God’s love, recognizing the greatness of His power then spreading His greatness across Kern…

  The Bible says in Luke 4:17-18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are…

  Everyday my staff and I see kids who are starving. They might be starving for food, for love, for acceptance, for hope but they are starving. Everyday we are in the ghettos of our community bringing each of the things kids are starving for to them. July was a busy month here at Stay…

Two months ago, due to the high-demand of “Thinking 4 Change” (T4C) group mentoring a new group was created on Wednesday afternoons targeting high-risk youth in our community. When one of our mentors offered to take students knee-boarding and boating, staff knew just what to do: the new Wednesday group was headed to the lake!…

  Carol is a single mom that lives in the Colony Square apartments where Stay Focused provided “Hope on Wheels” for the past 3 summers. This weekly event is filled with summer activities, character lessons and snacks for the children of the Colony Square apartments.   Carol saw so many of the kids that reside…

Hey friends and family! We are glad to announce that Stay Focused is presenting the ONE BY ONE event October 25, 2014 at Mira Monte High School on their football field. This consists of music performance by Bueno Band (Former band members of Malo), and guest speakers:  Art Blajos (Ex Mexican Mafia now serving Jesus),…