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over 25 years of 


to become successful women

About Us

Awesome Ambitions was established in 1997 to educate, inspire, and empower 8th through 12th grade girls in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.  The organization was founded by award-winning journalist Cynthia Newsome of KSHB-TV and co-founded by Angela Curry, 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. 


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

Mission, Vision, and DE&I

Mission Statement

The mission of Awesome Ambitions is to empower, educate and equip minority 8th through 12th grade girls in underserved communities to know their value and develop a plan for future success in wellness, education and careers. 


Our work is guided by the following values:

  • We treat all people with dignity, respect, honesty and integrity.

  • We commit to serving the community with excellence and leadership.

  • We embrace learning as a life-long journey.


Diversity Equity & Inclusion Statement

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We provide a safe space for girls and volunteers regardless of national origin, language, race, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status and family structures.

Awesome Ambitions 2019 Kick Off

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