- To honor the memory of the late, Claudia Clayton, by bringing light to dark places for individuals suffering from suicidal thoughts and mental health issues by providing the necessary resources for emotional support, education, and intervention.
- John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
The Black Light Foundation was founded in Charlotte, NC on July 18, 2019. Jalah Clayton, Mahogany Clayton, and Tristan Marrow created this non-profit organization in an effort to shed light on a dark place. Following the passing of Claudia Clayton, they filled the void in their lives with light. Less than two months later, they had incorporated The Black Light Foundation. There was an immense need to raise awareness for and provide resources toward mental health within the Black and Caribbean communities.
This foundation will provide more than resources and do more than build awareness. It will serve as a catalyst for change within certain communities, and help end the stigma around mental health and wellness.