the FOR THE CITY network

We like to say that SWITCH is a camp, a mission trip, and a conference all in one.

Churches from all over Texas and surrounding states bring their students to Austin to spend a week serving the marginalized and learning more about Jesus.
 
This year almost 450 students attended our June and July camps. Throughout these two weeks, students served with our non-profit partners in the city and made a tremendous impact with each of them. Youth pastors believed serving with this organization “made the issue more real to the students, which led them to have a passion for an...
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Meet Trayvon

Ten-year-old Trayvon has been part of RBI Austin since last fall as a participant in RBI Afterschool at Oak Springs Elementary. Early on, Trayvon was identified as a student who was a natural athlete and leader in the program, but also as a kid who did not trust men nor respect authority.
 
This past summer, Trayvon played on a Jr. RBI Summer League team and had consistent men in his life for maybe the first time ever. The Lord began to use those relationships to grow Trayvon in ways only...
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Meet Debra

Debra Cobbs had a difficult childhood. She was forced into prostitution at an early age by family members and became pregnant early in life. She also began using drugs and alcohol.
 
Her adulthood remained the same and a few years ago, she was imprisoned for a drug charge. Once she was released, she returned to the same lifestyle. Throughout this period, she interacted with staff consistently at Mission Possible where she was encouraged to sign up with the For the City Network's Job...
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Meet Joshua & Jessie

Joshua and Jessie have seen CrossFit Renew impact not just their health, but other parts of their life as well, including their marriage. They are advocates for CrossFit Renew and its ability to impact far more than just physical well-being.
 
 “A year and a half ago, I was really malnourished and underweight. I was struggling with anorexia and had been for three or four years. It was a battle. When I started CrossFit, I was at a healthy weight, but mentally, I was really insecure....
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