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The women of I AM RARE Foundation desires to make a social impact upon their communities. Our team is comprised of women of various, races, ages, religious beliefs, and educational levels, but we all share the love of empowering young girls. We believe it is our life's work to mentor and serve the next generation of women.

JACYNTH JOHNSON

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Johnson is a passionate educator and advocate for young girls. Throughout her career, she has served as a Middle School English Teacher, a High School English Teacher, an Instructional Coach and currently as a Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies Supervisor.

Jacynth obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Science for Teachers from State University of Plattsburgh, NY. In addition, she has completed a second Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Kean University. She is in her final year of her doctoral program of Educational Leadership at Kean University with hopes to leave a lasting impact in the educational world.

 

Jacynth is passionate about education and social entrepreneurship.  

MEET THE TEAM

MADELEN SOTO

Madelen currently serves as the Elementary School After School Supervisor. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Communications and Theatre from Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

ALICIA AMACHEE

Alicia currently serves as the Elementary School After School Assistant Supervisor. She is a high school senior at Plainfield High School and plans to study medicine in college. Alicia is a 2017 graduate of the RARE Academy After School program.

ANETTE NARVAEZ

Anette currently serves as the Middle School After School Assistant Supervisor. She currently is a junior at Plainfield High School, Plainfield NJ.  Anette is a 2017 graduate of the RARE Academy After School program.

ZELDA SPENCE

Zelda is the Director of the 21st Century Community Learner Center of the Plainfield Public School District and is RARE's lead grant partner. RARE Foundation and 21st CCLC has entered into their 4th year of partnership.

AYO MUSTAPHA

Ayo currently serves as the High School After School Supervisor. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Psychology at Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ.

KIA EDGEHILL

Kia currently serves as the Middle School After School Supervisor. She is an actor, model, and entrepreneur. Kia uses her platform to empower young women to walk in their self worth and use their faith to guide them.