Culture. Arts. Academics. Legacy
The Foundation Is Key
Leaders in Early Childhood Education
Since our founding, we’ve focused on supporting children during all transitions throughout childhood. All activities are designed to adequately nurture the emotional and intellectual growth of our students. Through stimulating situations, small class sizes and hands-on learning, young children are free to develop into bright young minds.
Fanm Djanm “Strong Women”
Empowering Girls & Young Women
At Timbuk2 Academy, we provide guidance and support for the total well-being of girls and young women. Our innovative programs are designed to cultivate self-awareness, good character, and a sense of sisterhood, while also catering to individual needs. By doing so, we aim to help young women thrive and overcome any challenges they may face.
The Birth Of A Legacy
With a $200 gift from her mother, Jamilah and her husband Umar Abdul-Raheem started the Timbuktu Academy Located in Trenton, New Jersey, the Academy quickly became known for its impeccable quality of service and early childhood curriculum. Despite being located in one of the highest drug an crime populated areas, children from the inner city of Trenton, as well as suburban families patronized the school.
The Legacy Continues
revisioned - 2019
The torch has been passed to the 2nd generation! Timbuktu Academy, operating as Timbuk2 Academy is now under the leadership of Ayana Abdul-Raheem, daughter of the founders. The Academy now has an Early Childhood Division, as well as a Youth Division exclusive to girls and young women; with a specialty in serving system impacted girls.
Hey Girl! You're bornWORTHY.
Girls in historically disenfranchised communities experience barriers relative to their wealthier peers. These inequities are cumbersome and have significant effects on one's self-perception and personal development. A subsidiary of Timbuk2 Academy, bornWORTHY. was birthed with the intent to validate, inspire, empower and affirm our children. A child’s sense of worth shapes their learning and loving! #bornWORTHY.