Genet was the first of our sponsored youth. Our success with her became the driving motivation behind the Sheng Chi Foundation.
Genet came from a background of poverty. Her family was homeless at times and relied on the charity of others and the state to survive.
Genet began hanging around at a very young age of 6. Being too young to participate at the time she would watch class and practice what she had seen in secret. When we finally invited her into class a year later she already knew the beginning levels and quickly passed up the other students in class.
Genet, at age 16, become the youngest black belt ever in the system. She became an instructor and went on to help countless others in their training. She led the demonstration team and has inspired many.
Genet became the first person in her family to graduate high school. She is now working her way through college and aspires towards a nursing degree.