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About  Us

Awesome Ambitions was established in 1997 to educate, inspire, and empower 8th to 12th-grade girls in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. All girls are welcome, but our programming is tailored to meet black and brown girls' social, emotional, and cultural needs. The organization was founded by award-winning journalist Cynthia Newsome of KSHB-TV and co-founded by Angela Curry, a former Kansas City Star columnist. Both women were passionate about giving back to their community and preparing the next generation of women leaders.

Throughout the years, Awesome Ambitions has served thousands of Kansas City girls who participated in the program and have gone on to become successful women serving their families and communities.


Our Awesome Ambitions volunteers connect with the girls and provide positive examples of achieving success despite overcoming obstacles or challenges. Our volunteers are committed to helping our girls set and achieve their goals.

With our sponsors' help, we can continue our amazing events for our girls, bringing young women together while educating and empowering them in their futures. Our events, such as our AA KCPS, work closely with 8th-12th graders to help them grow with our support and resources. 

Awesome Ambitions has earned a positive, wholesome reputation and is supported by numerous organizations and businesses in the community.

Our Mission

Awesome Ambitions empowers, educates, and equips black and brown young ladies in 8th through 12th-grade in underserved communities to know their value and develop a plan for future success in wellness, education, and careers. 



We utilize four pillars of well-being and awesomeness to support our girls to become the best they can be. Every event, sponsor, worker, and volunteer brings these pillars to life, ensuring what we produce for the girls of this community is setting them up for success. 

Social Justice

Health & Wellness


College & Career Readiness

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Meet Our Team

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Founder & President

Cynthia Newsome

Director, Community Relations
KSHB Channel 41

Program Director 

Cori M. Smith

Educational Consultant

Vice President

Denise White

Clinical Pharmacist, HCA

Executive Administrator

& Treasurer

Delores French

Retired Engineer & Business Teacher


Board Member

Monica Massey

CEO - Monica Massey, Inc.


Board Member

Carla Williams Evans

VP- Connections For Success

Board Member

Dr. Cheryl Cooper

Cybersecurity Risk Executive


Founding Board Member

Dr. Anne Johnson, DDS

Anne Johnson Dentistry, Owner

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