Dr. Jaynemarie Angbah is a visionary nonprofit leader with over 15 years of experience serving youth and families. Throughout her career, she has embraced a pedagogy that is rooted in empowering children to be agents of change. Dr. Angbah has expertise in curricula and program development; priming youth development professionals for success; and building communities of practice. In recognition of her strategic leadership and commitment to youth, she was named the 2014 Afterschool Ambassador for the State of New York and is also the 2018 recipient of Bucknell University’s Young Alumni Award.
Dr. Angbah has over a decade of professional experience in education and youth development as an adjunct lecturer, curriculum developer, cultural competence consultant, educator, front line staff member and school-based therapist. Most recently, she served as the Senior Director, Teen Youth Development at Boys & Girls Clubs of America where she was responsible for developing and implementing programs that prepared teen members to be scholars, community advocates and 21st Century leaders. Through that role, she led the development of Lyricism 101, a new and innovative teen program that uses hip hop pedagogy and practice to develop members’ musical collaboration and literacy skills.
Through a variety of professional experiences in both the in and out of school time sectors, Dr. Angbah has developed a pedagogy that is rooted in empowering children to be agents of change through critical thinking. She is especially experienced with developing and implementing strong curricula and programs, priming youth development professionals for effective practice and building communities of practice. Dr. Angbah also has a vested interest in promoting cultural competence throughout organizational structures and youth serving programs.
In recognition of her strategic leadership and commitment to youth, she was named the 2014 Afterschool Ambassador for the State of New York. She is also the 2018 recipient of Bucknell University’s Young Alumni Award.
Dr. Angbah is a proud Bronx native. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bucknell University, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University, a Master of Education and Certificate of Advanced Study in Risk and Prevention and Mental Health Counseling from Harvard University, and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and also serves as an Advisory Board Member and Co-Chair of the Educational Program Development Committee of the Universal Hip Hop Museum.