"What got me here to Boys Ranch? It wasn't because I was a bad person for my family or anything. It's just because my schools weren't teaching me correctly. I needed harder work."
Genesis says she came to Boys Ranch almost three years ago when she was about to start second grade. She was reading at the fourth grade level.
The 9 year old says before moving to the ranch, she had a lot more responsibilities.Now, Genesis says she can focus on just herself.
She says, "I actually get to move around and play outside in the mornings and I like getting up early for some reason. It helps me figure out how the day's going to be and have enough time to do all of that."
She says her favorite things to do at the ranch are swinging, and spending time with animals.Genesis says she has big dreams for the future.
We asked her what she wants to be when she grows up.
"Me? a veterinarian," she says.
We also asked Genesis what her favorite animals at the ranch were. It was hard for her to pick just one.
"I have two. The deer that live right over there, and the horsies."
With such a love for animals, Genesis is going to be involved with the Boys Ranch Rodeo, but it may not be what you think.
She says, "I'm going to be doing funnyman because I don't want to be in the actual arena, because I'm scared either a bull's going to trample over me, or the person's going to fall on top of me."
She'll be passing out candy, and entertaining guests between shows.
With all of that energy, we're sure Genesis won't have any trouble entertaining rodeo goers.
The Administrator of Program Development at the ranch says when Cal Farley decided to start the rodeo, he wanted to give the kids an opportunity to work together, have fun, and experience people cheering them on.
More than 250 kids will take part in that at this years rodeo.