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Therapists at The Genesis Project use play to help young people exercise self-control. Get out your remote controllers. They could be a useful tool in resisting temptation.

Dustin is a smart, curious, and energetic boy. He made a great impression on our board member, Jane Lowther, who shared a piece of pizza while experiencing a slice of life at The Genesis Project.

Braily Perciful is the traffic controller of our busy team. Her calm, caring, deliberative approach keeps us on track. She may be quiet but her influence is loud and clear!

The Genesis Project's Annual Report

A good student who likes math and reading, Joshua captured the heart of our board member, retired educator, Jane Lowther. Though we focus a lot of attention on behavior at The Genesis Project, Jane went straight to Joshua's heart.

Two direct care workers at The Genesis Project take their talents to the court. We're expecting some superstars in the future.

Teddy loves math and dogs. That may be the perfect combo for a veterinarian in the making. Our board member, Jane Lowther shares Teddy's dreams.

Deondre Parker, or Coach DeeSoo provides direct care to boys at The Genesis Project. He brings his game every day and the lives he touches are living proof of his passion.

How Isaiah, a bright, reserved boy at The Genesis Project opens the eyes of a board member about the importance of a safe, loving environment.

Shay Culberson is a direct care worker at The Genesis Project in Oklahoma. Why she keeps coming back to a challenging job.

Our Holiday Wish List is more than just toys. We have many needs to help our boys discover potential and gain hope!

The Genesis Project is saddling up for a new adventure called Equine Therapy. With help from humans and horses at Nexus Equine in El Reno, Oklahoma, the boys are learning life skills and a little about themselves from four-legged friends.

Kalia Briggs joined The Genesis Project in 2021 and has brought our recreational and life skills program to new heights. But there's a lot of seriousness behind the fun - and that gives our boys hope. She's a great example of Why We Do.

Cooper loves sweet pickles, playing computer games, and doing math. Genesis board member, Jane Lowther sat down with our little guy whose energy is as exciting as a Frontier City rollercoaster and learns self-control from a red panda bear!

KeAsia Scott is a wonder worker at The Genesis Project. Her quiet dedication opens opportunities every day!

Clayton has a lot he likes and has plans to add more interests. When we hear stories like his, we see hope in action! Our board member, Jane Lowther and talked with him about his life and his dreams.

A lot is in the works at The Genesis Project and we can't wait to see new support systems in action!

The Genesis Project to Begin a Music Therapy Program, thanks to grants from Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma.

The Genesis Project administrative team studies the science of hope in a weekly club

The Genesis Project measures how we support academic efforts inside the classroom. How we're doing to help our boys stay engaged, keep up with schoolwork and be successful at school.

Boys at The Genesis Project get a new bike but they earn it. How this incentive gets them moving to a more hopeful future.

Marsean Longmire is a direct care supervisor at The Genesis Project in Oklahoma. Why he takes pride in being a role model.

Genesis board member, Jane Lowther, interviews "Devin." He's got big heroes and we want him to dream big.

KIera HIll has worked and lived through some difficult challenges while caring for the boys at The Genesis Project. Why she keeps coming back to one of the most challenging jobs.

Murphy reflects on a typical day in his life as The Genesis Project's therapy dog!

The Genesis Project's board member, Jane Lowther, sits down to talk with Johnny, a bright, sensitive boy whose future is made stronger by his time at Genesis.

Dawn Riff is the operations director at The Genesis Project, a residential treatment facility serving boys, ages six to 12, in Oklahoma. For nearly 30 years, she has loved and cared for boys who have been physically abused, neglected, and/or sexually abused. This Q & A explains why she comes to work every day.

The effects of child abuse and neglect may last a lifetime. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Learn how to spot the signs.

Cecelia Daniels puts a smile on her game face but hers is legit.

When Traci Sowers and Penny Gooch decided to teach at The Genesis Project, they learned this classroom is more than just about academics.

Confidence candy is a technique used at The Genesis Project to help boys discover and develop positive self-esteem.

Finding hope without a family can be a hard endeavor. Campus Cares fills the gap for boys like Jason who's now finding a reason to jump a little higher.

For most of our boys at The Genesis Project, parental rights have been terminated. Giving hope may be harder but we're finding little ways through the science of hope. Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

With a new year comes new opportunities to give back and do more good. Remember that there’s never a bad time to start giving back. Even if you fall off track, there’s always time to get back in the saddle.

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend together with family, friends and loved ones. However, it’s also an opportunity to give back

"Cool Down Shades" are a cool way for our boys to show others they need emotional support.

Help us give hope this Christmas

Tommy came to Genesis angry, developmentally delayed, and with hygiene issues. Thanks to therapy and work on some life skills, now he's riding high!

Brian didn't play well with others - until he found hope at The Genesis Project

Two administration team members recently became certified trainers of S.T.A.R.T. a nationally-acclaimed system to create a trauma-informed environment.

12-year-old Luke gained the skills he needed to successfully return to his family.

While Halloween is normally reserved for scary-good fun, that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved to benefit a scary-good cause!

Living a positive lifestyle has more benefits than just “feeling better.” Focusing on positive thoughts can actually impact your overall health.

Taking the first step to volunteer or get involved with an organization is hard, but these steps can help you dive in!

FY 21 DHS CWS Child Abuse Statistics

For nonprofit organizations around the world, year-end giving is a major boost to help reach giving goals. The Genesis Project in Oklahoma City would love to hear from you.

Taki Talk is a technique at The Genesis Project that uses the popular, hot and spicy treat to teach boys how to process anger and build trust.

Oklahoma Boys who have been abused or neglected learn to trick or treat—despite logistical challenges of COVID-19

We survived the record-making October Ice Storm of 2020. The storm struck the week of October 26 and caused damage to several trees on The Genesis Project campus.

Our boys at The Genesis Project work hard to complete modules focusing on better hygiene, recreation, dinner manners and much more. When they pass, the get a brand new bike!

A $25,000 anonymous donation helps The Genesis Project double its restrooms to make shower time more efficient.