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Succeeding in spite of the obstacles -      A place where teens can actualize their highest potential
Our vision is a world in which every child knows their worth,
then holds that power to create opportunity for themselves
and future generations.

Welcome to
Awakening Young Minds
 We at AYM invite you to join us in bringing
Emotional Education to teens at-risk.   
Together we can make a difference! 
Please support AYM Camp
July 3 - 9 2014!


Many of the youth we work with have never been very far from their neighborhood, never seen a sky full of stars, and never had the experience of camping outdoors. The youth that are invited to attend our summer camp have completed the AYM Leadership program, are a committed and powerful group of teens, and wanting to continue to learn and grow. Please support them by making a donation to further their journey and give them an opportunity of a lifetime this summer!
We have 21 teens enrolled this year, our biggest camp ever, and they really need your support! Each one of them has committed to raise between 25-50% of their camp tuition and are doing whatever it takes to raise the money. It costs $400 per child for a week at The Ojai Foundation, a beautiful camp in Ojai, CA.
Thank you in advance for your support!







A Poem from a recent graduate
Okay, so this right here's for AYM
Thought the workshop would be so lame,
thought wrong, actually made me change.
I see things different now,
used to make myself miserable,
used to think I was invisible,
but now I look back
on when I used to call myself fat,
used to pull my hair and scream.
Thought there was no one there for me,
tried to take my life away,
not realizing I'd leave loved ones in pain,
not realizing this ain't no game.
You only live once,
you've got to live it up,
never give up you may succeed.
Live every moment,
laugh every day,
'cause you don't know when you're goin'
So try to earn each day!
Female - Age 13
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Our AYM for Africa team!
We had a very successful trip to Malawi, Africa this summer! Our team of  7 partnered with the non profit buildOn and worked alongside villagers to build them a school. Thank you to all who supported us in getting there!
This is a picture of the completed school in the village of Kauma, Malawi!

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