AOA is preparing school supplies to ship to our schools in GHANA. We need your help!! (click on photos to enlarge)

Scissors galore! All the supplies were emptied out on to the table. Student volunteers donted time for community service and organized and packed the school supplies. The boxes were readyto be filled.  More books.More notebooks.

If you would like to donate to the cost of shipping, please click the “donate” button at the top or call 240-245-4827 or send your donation to PO Box 111, Glenn Dale, MD 20720. THANK YOU!!!

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Age of Awareness will be returning to Ghana in March 2012 to deliver much needed teaching and learning materials for the instructors and students.  We need your help.  A $10 donation will help purchase and ship supplies for our schools.  Please click the “donate” button for your donation or mail it to:  Age of Awareness, PO Box 111, Glenn Dale, MD 20769.  WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR ASSISTANCE!!!!  Please take a look at our photos to see the past work we have done….it would have not been possible without your contributions!!!!

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On our visit to Ghana this time, we went to four schools and an orphanage.  At King David School, we were welcomed with song and dance as they always do…later in the week, AOA sponsored a dinner with 7 students, 3 teachers and King David, principal.  AOA also visited and donated teaching and learning materials to Trinity Presbyterian School in Koforudia, Cape Coast Village School, Presby School in Osu and Osu Childrens Home orphanage.

Wendy with teachers from King David

Jacqui Brown, retired educator, enjoys the evening out with the students and school staff

Teachers at Trinity Presbyterian in Koforudia receive teaching and learning materials

Cape Coast Village school receives teaching and learning supplies from Karen Johnson of AOA

A very happy King David Student

Gladys, King David teacher, receives TEACHER OF THE YEAR award in honor and memory of Major Brown, educator.

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AOA visits King David School in Accra, Ghana

Edward Niidue, King David student (top left) wants to be a pilot and proudly displays his Age of Awareness tee shirt during a student dinner with AOA.  Trina Williams (2nd from left) assists in coordinating the teacher packs as Toni Hillman looks on. Teachers at King David receive their school supply gift packs (left). A group of students gather to  welcome visitors (bottom).

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU–Christina Orlicke, Rachel Smith, Donna Wagner Aparicio, Thelma Sullivan, Sheila Eldridge, Sally Hagens, Linda Johnson, Desta Johnson, Wanda D. Hayes, John Smith, Toni Hillman, Lee Hill, Monika Evstatieva, Lucy Collins, Pamela Jean Standley-Jamison, Rudy “Marc” Jules, Kenn Futch, Jan Mereday, Rick Silva, Lonnie Alsop, Tina Woodbury, Adrienne Walcott, Michel Martin, Mr. & Mrs. Loguidice, Les Smith, Ardella Lewis, Darlene Robinson, Joi Hagens, Waymon Guinn, Andrea Gallo, Ray Stevens, Brenda Newsam, Dale Dykes, Tommy Porter, Karen White, Robert Coley, Michelle Spann Nieves, Doris Wooten, Barry Rogers, DEBO, Lynne Hoban, Yanick Rice  Lamb, Karen “Peaches” Johnson, Venita Roberts, Teshima Walker, Trina Williams, Malik Washington, Michael Bernard, Jacqui Brown, Jeanne Shorey Paquette, Lincoln Lee, Kathy Chiarolanzio, Charlotte Underwood, Lanette Simmons, Jimmy Johnson

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Your $5 donation will provide a teacher and students with school supplies in GHANA

Greetings AOA supporter!

School supplies for Ghana

Age of Awareness will be in Ghana for the next two weeks delivering donated school supplies.  All the names on the list (on the left) will have a package of supplies donated in their name.  It’s not too late to get involved!  Click on the DONATE button to make your contribution!

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AOA College Access Summer Camp at Gholson, Day 14

Friday was the the last day of the AOA College Access Summer Camp. the students toured Prince George’s Community College and received a presentation from AOA friends Joel Dearring and Ernest Moore. During an awards ceremony, the students received certificates for program completion and perfect attendance. We believe… that we have some productive and responsible citizens in the making! Congratulations to all!

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ATK and AOA STEM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Age of Awareness Students Build and Launch Water Rockets with ATK Engineer

July 8, 2010  Students participating in the Age of Awareness Summer Program at G. James Gholson Middle School in Landover, MD, became rocket scientists today as they designed, built, and tested their very own Water Rockets!  Led by Andrea Kodys, an aerospace engineer at ATK in Baltimore, the students learned about the engineering design process and discussed the skills and knowledge that they will need for engineering and science careers while creating nosecones and fins to turned ordinary soda bottles into rockets.  The highlight of the activity was the testing phase as the teams of students headed outside to launch their rockets.  Each team loaded their rocket with propellant (water), pressurized the chamber using a bicycle pump, and counted down the launch.  On this hot summer day, the spray of water from the rockets as they headed skyward was a very welcome reward for a job well done!

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AOA College Counselor, Malik Washington, is winner of Major Brown award

AOA College Access Summer Camp College Counselor, Malik Washington, (left, Wendy Johnson on right) was awarded $50 for excelling in his efforts at the camp.  The donation was in honor of Major Brown, a teacher and coach in the Jersey City Public School system, who passed away in April.  He was an advocate of college students and the award was given on behalf of his love for education.  Congratulations, Malik!!!

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AOA College Access Summer Camp at Gholson, Day 13

What a day at camp today!!  Our guest speaker and homegirl, Kathy Miles, came in and talked about her career as a corporate attorney and also enlightened the students about obtaining and maintaining a good credit standing.  Kathy also highlighted her Harvard University experience.  Then, Andrea Kodys, an engineer at ATK, had the students build rockets and LAUNCHED THEM OUTSIDE…IT WAS OFF THE HOOK!!  Thanks to our speakers for making our day at AOA GREAT!

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AOA College Access Summer Camp at Gholson, Day 12

No speakers today at camp…the students completed a practice college application, did workbook exercises and reviewed the information necessary for them to know about getting into college.  We got the creative juices flowing later and created some interesting pieces!

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