Awareness USA teachers and tutors strive to build positive long-term relationships with students and families who need it most.
Dr. Bikkasani presented an interactive motivational talk to the students at the Bible Truth Ministry Academy. He talked about dreaming big, communication skills, success principles, and other soft skills to help students succeed in life.
Awareness USA partnered with the charitable NATS (North American Telugu Society) and the locally owned Butterfly Pharmacy in to distribute meals to East Tampa families struggling during the pandemic.
Awareness USA joined Feed Our Children Ministry during their Thanksgiving Food Drive-Thru event to help Tampa Bay families in need. Awareness USA was there to help distribute free 5 Star Thanksgiving meals with a full bag of groceries on Thanksgiving Day. In all, Awareness USA was able to sponsor 100 bags of groceries of the more than 150 bags of groceries provided and helped distribute over 400 meals total!
I was privileged to be able to attend Dr. Bikkisani's workshop which has helped me, not only in my personal life, but my professional life as well. In these uncertain times, we now more than ever, need to remain calm and reach out to those in need. His workshop not only teaches us but inspires us to do so. And his charity, wow, not only helping those in need, teaching and inspiring the children who are our future. Imagine, one child helping another, and then another and so on, the butterfly affect. Thank you Dr. Bikkisani, this world is a better place with you in it.
Dr. Bikkasani and his partners were eager to help any way they could and wanted to see the success of the children in our program. Dr. Bikkasani mentored the children with valuable life lessons, inspiration, and hope for the future.
The information [Dr. Bikkasani shared] was on a subject matter that directly affects our community, which can be used to make informed decisions.
Awareness USA has provided multiple services to me and my two girls including homework and tutoring at a time when my life was experiencing chaos. I was able to set up daily homework and tutoring sessions via zoom. I have seen significant improvement in grades and social interaction with my girls as they work towards goals initiated with Awareness USA. For all the tutors that have worked with my girls, thanks for your dedication and patience, my girls love you! I look forward to continued success with your organization.
During my time as a tutor at Awareness USA, I have always had the opportunity to grow and confront situations I otherwise would've never experienced. Due to the variety of curriculums I could be expected to help a student on, my own strengths and weaknesses in my academics have been fortified. Through this tutoring program, I'm able to meet many different students that have all been nothing short of amazing. I'm excited to see this organization grow and reach out to more students.
I learned so much from the Joy trainings given by Dr. Bikkasani. Lessons in listening fully and without judgement as well as learning to be happy and appreciative.
Let’s talk about grit for a moment. I don’t mean grits, those delicious little morsels of cornmeal or hominy-based porridge (that is another blog post entirely), or the type of grit comprised of tiny pieces of stone or sand. I’m talking about grit, as in: the point where fortitude and focus coincide; the marriage of phenomenal willpower and clear-cut objectives; the resolve and resilience to continually follow-through and reach one’s goals…grit!
Many of us are familiar with the idiom “Curiosity killed the cat”; however, the entire phrase is actually “Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.” The first (and most commonly referred to) half of the expression elicits a warning about the dangers of unnecessary queries but that admonition quickly becomes encouragement when the latter half of the phrase is considered.
At the turn of the century, unbeknown to us, we entered the 3rd Era in the history of humanity. The scope and scale of this Era are far beyond the hunter-gatherers and Agricultural Era. The ideas, knowledge, skills, and tools evolved from science and technology set off the industrial revolution in the 17th century that laid the foundation for this Era.