Genesis & Light's mission is to assist youth in developing positive self esteem and moral values while encouraging academic excellence. Our goals are to empower youth by promoting;
1) academic excellence.
2) substance free lifestyles.
3) an alternative to youth crime.
Genesis and Light Center focuses its efforts in combating a wide range of youth problems including school drop-outs, poor academic performance, inadequate college entrance preparation, inadequate knowledge of the job market, abuse or neglect, teenage pregnancy and children-at-risk of using drugs or entering a life of crime or gangs.
Albert Wilson, Genesis and Light Center Executive Director
Albert grew up in one of the poorest communities in Jackson, MS. As a teen, he did not allow the alcohol and drug infested streets of Georgetown (one of the most dangerous neighborhoods) to claim him. Despite limited resources he worked his way through college. Albert graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree, but limited opportunities forced him to leave Jackson. Although he successfully became one of the top computer analyst at Fermi Laboratory in Batavia Illinois, he later gave up the position, the prestige, and the pay to move back to Jackson to start the Genesis and Light Center. For the past 20 plus years, he has been a voice for the voiceless, given help to the helpless, defended the needy, and he has encouraged the discouraged. Albert credits any level of success he has obtained to all those who sowed into him while growing up, including his family and close friends, but especially to God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Learn More
Here at Genesis and Light we believe that everyone has a light within them and we do our best to help participants find it. We pride ourselves on academic excellence and instilling traditional values in our youth. Genesis and Light also cater to the community by giving participants an alternative route unlike the one they have grown accustomed to. Here we do our part in providing resources to assist the entire family. Our programs help to strengthen and uplift families physically, as well as, emotionally, offering encouragement, education, and edification. Genesis and Light Center is beginning to light the pathways to a brighter futures.