About Our Program

Recent Projects

  • Celebrating 20 Years of Awesome Ambitions

    Welcome to the Awesome Ambitions’ 20th Anniversary celebration! Starting in 1997, our mission has always been simple: prepare the young women of Kansas City to find success in life by helping them identify their goals and achieve them through mentoring and support. Thanks to the community of mentors, volunteers, and sponsors, our Awesome girl alumni have been finding success in life after high school for 20 years.Celebrate this amazing milestone with us by getting involved with our upcoming 20th Anniversary events to support another 20 years of giving KC girls the opportunities to succeed. Learn more about how we’re celebrating and get involved today by volunteering or donating! 20th Anniversary Events Awesome Purse-onality 2017 We are proud to ...
  • Medical Student for a Day

    The Medical Student for a day at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) on February 4 was an awesome success! Awesome Ambitions girls had the experience of a lifetime getting hands-on experience finding out what it’s like to be a medical student. Adrian Clark, Associate Provost started the day challenging our girls. “You are awesome and you deserve success,” Clark explained. More than 35 KCUMB medical students volunteered throughout the day demonstrating procedures and techniques, explaining parts of the human body, and what their goals as medical students are in making a difference and helping hurting people. Awesome girls were placed in small groups and used stethoscopes on mannequin patients wired to have a heart-beat, blinking eyes and breath. A medical student in another room was the mannequin’s voice responding to questions posed by Awesome girls asking the patient questions to determine cause of illness and ...
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Monthly Meetings

We meet the first Saturday of each month at the UMKC School of Nursing Building located at 2464 Charlotte, KC MO 64108, from 9am until 1pm. We provide a continental breakfast and a snack prior to the girls leaving. Each month has a theme and the day begins with affirmations. In the first semester, our senior and junior girls spend time in the computer lab researching colleges, admissions requirements, applying for scholarships, and exploring career paths.
The sophomore girls focus on high school graduation requirements, ACT/SAT preparations, exploring career paths and the educational requirements for those careers. The freshman girls focus on high school life, graduation requirements including the required number of credits to graduate and community service requirements. All the girls participate in an annual community service project. We also encourage participation in extra curricular activities and to start early researching colleges.

During our monthly sessions, participants will:

  • Establish short and long-term goals
  • Learn various life skills; emphasize self worth, self confidence, self care, and success in life
  • Learn the values of education and economic self-sufficiency
  • Arrange college, junior college, and vocational school visits and shadow days
  • Preparation for college and vocational school
  • Investigate financial aide opportunities
  • Receive assistance with college applications, school and scholarship essays, government and financial aid forms
  • Receive assistance with tutoring and preparing for ACT and SAT tests
  • Learn about financial management, stability and saving skills
  • Explore career interests and examine opportunities available in those fields of interest via job shadowing
  • Assistance in employment placement, college enrollment or vocational training
  • Create and continue commitments to volunteer to satisfy graduation requirements, community needs, and services
  • Learn the importance of health, nutrition and exercise
  • Learn to value diversity.
 

Upcoming Event

Awesome Purse-onality Fashion Show & Silent Auction

Join us on Saturday, April 22 from 11am-1pm to be part of an Awesome purse fashion show and silent auction to support our Awesome Ambitions high school students preparing for success in life this spring.
Event Chair:  Carolyn Watley , President, CBIZ Guest Speakers:
  • Miss Teen Missouri USA, Sophia Dominiguez-Heitoff
  • Miss Kansas USA, Catherine Carmichael
  • Miss Teen Kansas USA, Malerie Moore
  • Event Sponsors mcdonalds MeierottoJewelers-300x79logo-smsprint