In 2018, I (founder of AwAction) had a conversation with a few community youths who raised some concerns about education, career path guidance, and cultural adaptation. Our exchanges piqued my interest and led me to investigate further, with a larger group. We surveyed some families and found that support was lacking or insufficient; especially in households where English was not the primary language.
Many parents reported helplessness in providing meaningful guidance in their children's educational and career choices. This was due to limited English proficiency and inadequate knowledge of the U.S educational system. Additionally, cultural gaps between parents and children entangle their relationships. Attacking these issues necessitates involvement from adults who understand the challenges and possess the know-how to lend a helping hand.
AwAction fills the gap that deepens the access to adequate guidance and support for our community youths and their parents/guardians. AwAction is a gateway for parents who want educational and career path support for their children. We accompany youths navigate through their educational and career options and mitigate cultural gap issues.
AwAction is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that primarily serves first generational American children and their parents.
AwAction was created to empower youths and women through information sharing, networking, and training. We provide solutions to issues, such as inadequate or insufficient educational and career path guidance, financial literacy, soft skills development, and cultural adaptation.
Through education and mentoring,
AwAction provides the tools to improve behavioral, economic, and social outcomes.
A community that is dynamically strengthened by information sharing, guidance, and mentoring. Developing dynamic citizens and leaders who give back to their community.
Our mission is to improve the behavioral, economic, and social outcomes of youths and their parents in our community.
Our programs guide participants to make informed educational and career path decisions.
We raise awareness of cultural gaps, with adapted solutions to foster understanding and positive relationships between parents and children.
EDUCATE - LEAD - DELIVER
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.