Raioni Madison-Jones is the founder and Executive Director of 3D Girls, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to educate and empower young women to be advocates for themselves and their families. She is an alumnus of Clayton State and Kansas State University where she received a Master’s Degree in Family Studies and Human Services. She founded 3D Girls, Inc. in the summer of 2012 with 8 girls in the program. Since then, 3D Girls, Inc. has served over 300 families annually through youth programming, prenatal and parent education and outreach efforts. Through COVID-19 relief efforts the organization has distributed over 32,000 diapers, delivered 230+ care packages, provided 85 uber rides to help moms in need, hosted 8 pop-up and virtual community baby showers and supports 100 single-parent led families during the holidays.
Ms. Madison-Jones has dedicated her life to the children of our future as a 2016 Teach for America Corp Member. It is through this affiliation that she has served as an Induction Team Leader for incoming Corp Members, a member of Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) and a 2019 Teach for America Social Innovation Fellow. She brightened the lives of students in the metro-Atlanta area for over 7 years as an educator. As a volunteer, Raioni has served on the Program Committee for the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia, helping to connect mothers with resources. Along with being an active member of the women’s empowerment group, JEWELS of GA, Inc., she volunteers over 20 hours a month with local organizations to mobilize resources to families across the Metro-Atlanta area.
Ms. Madison-Jones was named the 2020 Social Innovator of the Year by Plywood People and continues to explore innovative ways to address critical disparities that impact young women and girls. There is no limit of positive characteristics to describe Raioni, but if one were to make mention, they would have to acknowledge her creativeness, passion, drive, talent and compassion for youth.