Our Culture

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.

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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.

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Academic Enrichment

Every Day Of Our Programming

Our after school program offers a comprehensive focus on educational development for reading, writing, math, science, language and the arts. It is paramount that the youth we serve understand and excel at the grade level they are currently at in their schools. If we feel some of our kids need more guidance, we find tutors for them to assist in their success.

Interested In Becoming An Instructor?

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Tutoring Program

Every Day Of Our Programming

The Genesis Foundation offers a tutoring program for our youth that are falling behind in school. We ensure a respectful and nurturing educational experience for all of our youth regardless of their proficiency. We recognize that some of our youth and their families are still struggling to integrate into the Greater Des Moines Metro and need the assistance we provide through our program.

Interested In Becoming A Tutor?

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4801 Franklin Avenue / Des Moines, IA 50310




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