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Our Story

In 2018, I (founder of AwAction)  had a conversation with some youths from my community about insufficient or lacking educational and career guidance. We also discussed the communication gaps between parents and children, as each attempts to reconcile two or more cultures with competing demands.  This conversation piqued my interest, and I wanted to know if other youths and parents in the community had similar needs and issues. A team of interested participants surveyed families and found the same preoccupations: Meaningful support for parents and their children were either lacking or insufficient, especially in households where English was not the primary language. 

Many parents reported helplessness in guiding their children to make informed educational and career choices. This is due to limited English proficiency and little knowledge of the U.S educational system.  Additionally, cultural gaps between parents and children create a barrier to assertive communication.  Attacking these issues necessitates involvement from adults who understand the challenges and know-how to lend a helping hand.  

AwAction is a gateway for parents who desire educational and career support for their children. 

  • We accompany them in their academic and career selection journey.

  • We create informational/communication sessions to attenuate the knowledge and communication gaps.

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About Us

 AwAction is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that primarily serves first-generation American children and their parents. This community faces challenges such as limited English proficiency, insufficient educational and career guidance mentors, and cultural adaptation. This leads to uncompetitive advantages regarding education and career support. 

AwAction was created to empower youths and parents through information sharing, networking, and soft skills development. We provide resources to high-school students and their parents to make informed decisions regarding their educational and career paths. Moreover, we inform and educate our program participants on financial literacy and offer various options to close the communication gap between parents and children.

 

Through education and mentoring,  AwAction provides the tools to improve behavioral, economic, and social outcomes. 

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Vision

 

 

Nurture a community that is dynamically strengthened by information sharing, guidance, and mentoring.

Develop citizens and successful leaders who

give back to their community.

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Mission

 

 

 

 

Our mission is to improve the behavioral, economic, and social outcomes of youths and their parents in our community.

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Goals

1. Guide participants in making informed educational and career path decisions.

2. Raise awareness about the cultural gaps and develop adapted solutions.

3. Equip our community youths with the skills and knowledge that will foster behavioral, financial, and social welfare.                                   


If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

African Proverb

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