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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…

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…

  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…

Never Stop Dreaming Stay Focused Ministries partnered with other Project 180 organizations May 17th to help bring community resources, free food, games, face painting, snow cones and a day of family fun. Stay Focused heard of one story in particular that made an impact in many lives that day. Previously Manuel met and befriended an…