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About Us


Raising The Next Generation of  Servant Leaders!

 JosiahKids is a nontraditional youth development nonprofit organization committed to the mission of raising the next generation of servant leaders. From September through April, JosiahKids hosts a myriad of educational classes and events that include quality guest speakers, community service events, panel discussions, educational workshops, and leadership classes in a faith-based environment for young people between the ages of seven and 18.

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Our Story

Newton and Marlene Maina founded JosiahKids because they deeply believe that every child deserves to cross the finish line of childhood, loved, supported and empowered to make a meaningful life, as well as a meaningful difference. JosiahKids Incorporated opened its doors on September 15th, 2018 in Buford, Georgia as a simple neighborhood classroom with eleven students in their dining room. Today JosiahKids has grown into what we now know as The School of Young Leaders, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the mission of educating, empowering and equipping young students and teens in the local community in the areas of faith, leadership, community service, and the arts.

meet the team

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Marlene Maina
CEO & Founder

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Newton Maina
CFO & Co-Founder

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Sharae Stackhouse
Program Director

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Lorraine Ongwenyi
Administrator & Legal Counsel

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Rakan Dabbas
Youth Specialist 

Communications Lead

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Aniya Cardell
Youth Specialist
Creative Arts Instructor

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Nicole Maldonado 
Youth Specialist

Creative Arts Instructor

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Jenecia Kissoon 
Youth Specialist
Creative Arts Instructor

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Nayeli Maldonado
Youth Specialist

Creative Arts Instructor

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