About Awareness USA
Awareness USA is a 501c3 non-profit trust located in Tampa Bay, FL. Our vision is to empower underprivileged students throughout the USA.
We believe education is the mother of all the socio-economic progress in the world. America is the most prosperous nation in the world, and while many live comfortably, over 40 million people fall below the poverty line. Poverty correlates strongly with higher levels of mental illness, drug abuse, violence, and a decreased quality of life. We at Awareness USA understand that a powerful way to address generational poverty is by motivating and assisting the students in those poverty-stricken families to embark on a college education.
Our strategy is to motivate and help underprivileged students from elementary and middle schools to work hard to excel in studies and succeed in life. We offer school supplies, educational materials, after-school tutoring, and help with college tuition to the students in need. We teach them to become responsible citizens and to say NO to drugs, alcohol, guns, and violence. We partner with the student’s parents/guardians and families in this endeavor.
Awareness USA teaches students using a four-point program:
- Realizing the American Dream: America is the land of opportunity; the first step in achieving upward social mobility is believing that you can! The program offers resources for the students to avail themselves of the opportunities to fulfill their dreams.
- Healthy Diet and Nutrition: Childhood obesity is a national epidemic that leads to heart disease, diabetes, heart attack, and disability. Therefore, Awareness USA has made the prevention of childhood obesity a primary focus. Through health education, we motivate students to eat right, participate in physical activities, and exercise.
- Environmental Stewardship: Members of Awareness USA are keenly aware of the adverse effects of industrialization, deforestation, climate change, and pollution on the environment. We help the students to understand how these changes will affect their lives and encourage them to participate in activities to protect the planet.
- Social Responsibility: Awareness USA promotes mutual help and social harmony for the common good. We teach honesty, integrity, respect, and trust to safeguard the individual's community and humanity as a whole. At Awareness USA, our ethic is to treat others as you would have wanted to be treated. We uphold the core beliefs expressed in the Declaration of Independence that all citizens (men, women, and children) “…are created equal, that their Creator endows them with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” We seek to realize this original promise of America's founding fathers by taking the campaign into schools, homes, communities, and churches.