About The National LightHouse Foundation

“Lighting Paths for the world to follow- One Child at a Time”

Who We Are...

The National Lighthouse Foundation (NLHF) positively impacts the lives of young people, primarily through innovative strategies that create change. We forge partnerships with community and civic leaders, entertainers, corporate sponsors, schools and other organizations that understand of youth programming centered around health, wellness and education.


The mission is to uplift and educate youth from challenging backgrounds and their families by combining holistic healthy interventions, mentorship and life skill training to equip kids with skills to increase their ability to create a healthier future.

Organizational History...

The National Lighthouse Foundation is a non-profit community centered outreach program that provides a continuous path to success for our nation’s youth. The Foundation is dedicated to fostering healthy environments while allowing children to reach their full enrichment, fitness and social potential. It is achieved through merit and need-based scholarships, grants and charitable contributions. The Foundation seeks to create outstanding citizens by developing promising opportunities for the youth to excel in this country.

Since its inception, year 2000, the Foundation remains committed to making a difference in children’s lives by addressing issues such as academia, professionalism, maturity, and financial success. The National Lighthouse Foundation is lighting paths for the world to follow- one child at a time.

Program Purpose, Approach and Design...

The Light House Foundation provides assistance for under served youth by providing opportunities that promote positive outcomes. This program will provide informal instruction and active learning through guided hands on classroom training.
Opportunities for new roles and responsibilities through nurturing their assets, team building activities and community involvement.
Emotional support: college interns will assist with the youth with their ability to relate and meet the students where they are in life.
Motivational Speeches and engagements that combine entertainers, community and civic leaders a platform to speak to the kids.
Health Initiatives: We have developed effective resources, tools, information and training for health agencies, organizations and individuals to help improve performance and community health outcomes.

The Visionary

"We Are Here For You"

    "Every One Deserves an Oppurtunity to Thrive."
J.R. Henderson, a native of Atlanta and authentic “Grady-­‐baby” as they are called, had that ‘IT’ factor; that relentless spirit of forward motion and the ability to implement and execute a vision. His life starting from his birth in Atlanta to the place he would stand between two crack addicted parents wondering what his future would hold. Bleak to anyone else possibly, but J.R.’s inner voice would tell him, this is what you’re living, but this is not your life. That’s what’s called J.R. to his philanthropic fight for the cause of lost children and youth. Inevitably being tossed from one foster care facility and group home to another, J.R. held on tight for the ride of his life. He positioned himself in areas of life that would expose him to greater opportunities and greater rewards. A graduate of Paine College, University of Notre Dame/Haiti and University of Johannesburg/South Africa, JR. Henderson holds degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and International Studies and is yet matriculating at Kaplan University where he is pursuing a Master of Science in Education. Education is the key component in his plight to cultivate the talent of the youth in foster care. ‘It’s the confidence of having knowledge and information that allows us to live well in this competitive society made in large part of the fortunate and affluent,’ says Henderson. J.R.’s educational background developed his enterprising spirit as he founded and is the Executive Director of The National Lighthouse Foundation a solution focused 501 c3 entity that confronts the challenges associated with the lack of fundamental resources in disenfranchised communities and social circumstances across the nation. His enterprising spirit never taking him off his philanthropic path, J.R. became a force in the area of child advocacy lending his influence in the way of keynote public speaking and non-­‐profit partnerships. Mr. Henderson has also lent himself to the Hundreds of College and High School Graduations Across the Country, Children' s Defense Fund , Department of Family and Children Services , Department of Education , United Way , Project Grad , Jane Fonda Foundation , Georgia Center for Working Families , Metro-­‐Atlanta Youth Opportunities Initiative , Georgia Welfare County Association and The Coca-­‐Cola Foundation . In 2012, he was named one of eight “Powerprenuers” by the City of Atlanta and Black Enterprise Magazine. In addition, this year inducted into the National UNCF Hall of Fame as the youngest inductee to ever receive the award. He has received numerous other awards and recognitions from organizations such as the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, NAACP, United Way , The National Heritage Foundation and many more. In addition to public speaking, mentorships and non-­‐profit partnerships.

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Email: NationalLightHouseFoundation@gmail.com