Ascension programme

Meet the July Guest Speaker

Calvin Gordon, Airline Pilot


29 July 2022

18:00-20:000

Molineux Stadium

Join Genesis Sun and our fantastic guest speaker Captain Calvin Gordon and find out how experts have achieved success on their journey. Explore how experts have grown in their chosen industries. Listen to our tips to aspire and achieve in an uncertain environment.  And learn how to succeed in a world that is holding you back.

Jay Williams, June 2022

Jay Williams


29 June 2022

18:00-20:00

Molineux Stadium

Join Genesis Sun and our fantastic guest speaker Jay Williams and find out how experts have achieved success on their journey. Explore how experts have grown in their chosen industries. Listen to our tips to aspire and achieve in an uncertain environment.  And learn how to succeed in a world that is holding you back.

Hoodrich Lifestyle was founded by Jay Williams in 2014. Born and raised in Birmingham, Jay chose to turn his passion for underground streetwear, and musical influences and turned his ideas into a business. With just a £200 start-up, Jay started Hoodrich which is now a popular and successful clothing brand.

Join us at Molineux Stadium where Jay will be joining us to help inspire and share with you everything he knows to help you achieve a successful future.

Carina Taylor and Tamieka Gray

Carina Taylor & Tamieka Gray, Moneyonaire


24 May 2022

18:00-20:000

Molineux Stadium

Join Genesis Sun and our fantastic guest speakers Carina Taylor and Tamieka Gray and find out how experts have achieved success on their journey. Explore how experts have grown in their chosen industries. Listen to our tips to aspire and achieve in an uncertain environment.  And learn how to succeed in a world that is holding you back.

Carina and Tamieka founded Moneyonaire to educate young people on money principles so they can make better financial decisions now and in the future.

Join us at Molineux Stadium where Carina and Tamieka will be joining us to help inspire and share with you everything they know to help you achieve a successful future.

Meet the March Guest Speaker

Cordell Jeffers


22 March 2022

18:00-20:000

Join Genesis Sun and our fantastic guest speaker Cordell Jeffers and find out how experts have achieved success on their journey. Explore how experts have grown in their chosen industries. Listen to our tips to aspire and achieve in an uncertain environment.  And learn how to succeed in a world that is holding you back.

Cordell is an accomplished entrepreneur from Birmingham; he has used adversity and difficult situations in his early life to become the unstoppable force he is today.

As a young black male growing up in urban inner-city Birmingham, Cordell faced vast challenges around crime and drugs, but he chose to keep on the straight and narrow. Early school life was very turbulent. He quickly became disengaged with the education system, believing that it was a rigid structure with one end goal; not designed for people with his innovative flair.

Join us at Molineux Stadium where Cordell will inspire and share with you everything he knows to help you achieve a successful future.

Fuelling Aspirations, Genesis Sun Chapter 2

Fuelling Aspirations


15 July 2021

10:00-13:00

Heath Park School

This closed event broadcast across the Central Learning Partnership Trust will be a morning full of inspiration, entertainment and surprises.

Hosted by DJ Day Day our vibrant and exciting host, who’ll be spinning motivational tunes and keeping the audience engaged.

Presenting our guest speaker, Cordell Jeffers, award winning entrepreneur, mindset coach and motivational speaker. Cordell will share his exciting life journey, how he used his life experiences to drive his business success and why he believes anything is possible if you possess the right mindset.

Participants will get involved with an innovative digital simulation game, solve real life problems and work as a team to win some amazing prizes courtesy of ServiceNow NextGen.

Genesis Sun aim to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace by fuelling young people’s aspirations and supporting them to find great opportunities.

Genesis Sun Chapter 1

Inspire Brighter Futures


22 April 2021

6.30pm – 8pm

Virtual event

Join Genesis Sun, Chapter 1: Inspire Brighter Futures and find out how experts have achieved success on their journey. Explore how experts have grown in their chosen industries. Listen to our tips to aspire and achieve in an uncertain environment. And, learn how to succeed in a world that is holding you back.

Get ready to be inspired as we transition from one exciting achievers’ story to the next. Here is your chance to learn and ask questions. Chapter 1: Inspire Brighter Futures will cover everything from landing your next exciting opportunity to looking at how you can start to work towards your goals in 2021. An evening of motivational fusion, something you do not want to miss.

The fun doesn’t end here! Experience entertainment from our dynamic vibrant host and take in some vibes at our event. The event will end with entertainment in the form of a music quiz to energise and uplift spirits. You’ll leave feeling motivated, enlightened, inspired and wanting more.

Make sure you subscribe to be in with a chance to win amazing prizes in our event giveaway.

Target audience

The Ascension programme supports young black students in state education and encourages self-belief, determination and achievement.

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Historically, underrepresented groups have faced many barriers to achievement.

Today, some of these barriers have been removed and Genesis Sun, along with many other like-minded organisations, are striving to remove those that remain.

It’s important to focus on what we can control, and we aim to show that with encouragement, role models, engaging education and supportive networks there is nothing to stop any young person setting and achieving their goals.