Julieann T. Randall
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Julieann T. Randall was born in Kingston, Jamaica, raised in the Bronx, New York and currently resides in New Jersey. She obtained her degree from City College (CUNY).
Although she plays with numbers daily as an accountant, she is also the author of Jade's Journey: The Newness. Her character, Jade moves from Memphis, Tennessee to NYC. She's coping with many transitions; new state, new home, new school, but yet no new friends. This young readers' book tackles various themes from bullying, friendships, coping and adjusting to new environments, and being receptive to new cultures. Jade's Journey is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and is implemented into two middle schools' curriculum.
As a passionate literacy advocate and youth empowerment speaker; Julieann founded Finding the JEMS (Joint Educational Movement Soldiers) to shine a light on literacy and make reading a priority. Forming an army of relentless soldiers focused on higher education to support literacy development, Julieann sees it as her duty to introduce underprivileged children to their right to literacy by exposing them to literature and educational programs they are normally not awarded.
Julieann is here to inspire, motivate and empower the youth through her Beyond the Bridge Transitional Program where she speaks with students entering middle school. The goal is to have conversations on their concerns and expectations in order to prepare them for what's to come and aiding them to maneuver through middle school confidently. She also mentors young girls with her Polished Diamonds Workshops teaching them the 4Cs of Self-Esteem all while discussing themes in conflict resolution, friendships, body image, and more.
Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why”. Julieann believes being an advocate for literacy and a youth empowerment speaker are her divine assignments. She suggests, we are all superheroes and possess our own "super-powers". These powers are our skills, talents, passion, and strengths. She has discovered many of her powers and is still uncovering more as she adjusts her cape.
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