Empowering underprivileged students to realize the American dream.

We offer free academic tutoring and life skills building to disadvantaged students.

Awareness USA 2021 

Mentors with Heart

Awareness USA teachers and tutors strive to build positive long-term relationships with students and families who need it most.

Did you have a teacher in your life who inspired you and made you feel important? Every child deserves a chance for academic success, but the most meaningful connections are those made with the heart. At Awareness USA, we believe in lifting the spirit of the whole child. In addition to basic homework help, we offer students an opportunity to be heard and valued, long-term guidance with career and college application decisions, and monthly opportunities for mentoring, networking and community-building.

Upcoming & Past Events

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Mar 4, 2020
Dream Big!

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.

Jul 11, 2020
Food for Families in Need

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.

Nov 26, 2020
Thanksgiving Drive-thru

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!

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September 30, 2021
Growth, Grit, and Going for the Gold
Kristyna Burczyk

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! 

July 4, 2021
The Curious Case of the Case for Curiosity
Kristyna Burczyk

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. 

May 23, 2020
A New Era, And New Life
Purna Bikkasani

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.


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