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Young Focus gives underprivileged children and young people the chance to develop themselves mentally, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually by means of education and personal coaching.
Young Focus wants to see young people developing their hidden talents and gifting and in doing so escape the vicious cycle of poverty.

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Every child has the desire to grow up into a healthy adult, and with plenty of opportunities for the future. Children from poverty-stricken families don’t have that ‘luxury’. Sponsoring an individual child will provide a child with education, coaching and health until they graduate from college. It will break the cycle of poverty for the whole family.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela



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Message from Switchfoot:

Looking on the calendar, our trip to Manila and back made very little sense. Why fly all the way to Manila and back and not play even one other show in all of Asia? Besides, it was the week before our album was due. So with a storm of other pressing needs, we set out for the Philippines, not sure of the timing of the trip.

But yesterday, standing in the middle of an intersection and one of the poorest areas on the planet- everything seems to make sense. We were singing about rising above a painful season, singing about hope. And yet, here in the poorest streets of Manila, hope was shining so bright. It was as if I were instantly aware of a script that I had never dreamed of writing, far better than the one I had written, coming to life right there in front of me. What happened in Manila was the living representation of what we were hoping to sing into being with our song "Float." In fact, the title of our album, "WHERE THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH" came to life while we were filming the music video.

But another way, this trip to Manila was the only fitting way to end one era and enter into a new one. We had always hoped that Manila would be one of the stops included in Fading West, but this was even better. Jump-starting a new record with living proof of hope, life, joy, and light rising above the darkness. Two days in Manila was certainly not enough time – and if we hadn't had the pressing needs and deadline of the new record upon us we probably would've stayed longer. Filming the music video for "Float" in Manila solidified the purpose and meaning behind these songs, and why we sing.

We sing because were alive, we sing because we're looking for resolution, we sing because we're thirsty for more, we sing because hope deserves an anthem.

And a special thanks to the incredible people at Young Focus, bringing hope to kids on the streets of Manila. Check out

-jon, tim, chad, drew & jerome
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