Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

-Daniel 6:3

We help bring HOPE.

Join the movement to make a difference in youth and families in Kern County and across the nation.

Our Founder

Manuel Carrizalez

Founder/ Executive Director
Stay Focused, Inc. and Reach For Greatness, Inc

Manuel Carrizalez began his journey of faith in Christ after a previous life of gang violence and substance abuse, effectively giving up what hadn’t served him or his life in a positive way. Through Christ, he found his calling of working with and healing young people in the community who had been led down the very path he once walked.

What We Do

Youth Mentoring

Youth Mentoring

The goal of all Stay Focused programs is to develop community bonds and build support systems.

Family Support

Family Support

Families often deal with challenges as a unit, and thus, may need additional community support.

On Call Mentoring

On Call Mentoring

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Food Distribution

Food Distribution

There is a Real Need for Food Assistance Right Here in Kern County. 

Community Outreaches

Community Outreaches

Stay Focused Ministries is dedicated to helping people find Christ. One way that we are able to bring…

Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention

Violence and trauma curtails child development, limits opportunities and causes grief within the community.