Genesis Youth Foundation and C0VID-19

We promote a healthy lifestyle and positive decision-making through education, physical and mental health. We provide youth participants with one-on-one and small group mentoring with caring, safe, and positive adult mentors. We engage youth in programming that fosters growth in leadership and relationship-building skills. We encourage and support academic success through tutoring, self-discovery, goal setting and college/career exploration while ensuring all participants and families find a home within our organization.

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Athletics Program

We use sports and athletics as a tool to reach kids and give them the foundation they need for success.

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Academic Enrichment

Our organization focuses on educational development and tutoring for reading, writing, math, science, language and the arts.

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Arts Program

We embrace our cultural heritage through singing, dancing, storytelling, fashion, personal experiences and the culinary arts.




Move. Play.

Bring Joy.

Next Move Soccer Program

Friday & Saturday  / 6pm to 8pm

Franklin Jr. High

This program is open to youth who participated in the Genesis competitive Fall soccer program and to the general public.  Our goal for this program is to provide opportunity to teach kids how to play indoor soccer at a higher level while learning the importance of a healthy lifestyle, teamwork, leadership, and inclusivity. The last weekend of the tournament, participants traveled to Dubuque to compete in the Iowa Game Indoor Tournament scheduled for Friday, January 24 - January 26, 2020.




Dance. Sing.


Youth All Ages / Arts Programming

The Genesis Foundation helps youth and their families embrace their cultural heritage through singing, dancing, storytelling, fashion, personal experiences and the culinary arts. We focus on the development of life skills, the importance of self expression and the value of community. We embrace the heritage of our youth and promote diversity in everyone of our participants.




Learn. Grow.

Change The World.

Learn At Home

Social Distancing? Join Us Online!

During this time of social distancing due to COVID-19 health precautions, we would like to extend our online at-home tutoring program to assist under-served refugee and immigrant youth. We are interested in partnering with community and faith-based leaders to offer our Academic Enrichment program for the rest of the 2020 school year. Parents are encouraged to get in touch with us about this program.


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4801 Franklin Avenue / Des Moines, IA 50310




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