Awaken

learning. exploring. volunteering.

MISSION

MISSION

To work with youth of parents who are currently or were formerly in juvenile detention, as well as the parents themselves in order to effectively reinsert each member of the family into society and become productive citizens. 




To work with youth of parents who are currently or were formerly in juvenile detention, as well as the parents themselves in order to effectively reinsert each member of the family into society and become productive citizens. We support each participant’s physical, psychological, behavioral, educational, and professional development while cultivating a better quality of life. Finally, we work with society at large to raise awareness about a culture of compassion and social support.





ABROAD

Our Foundation

Our Foundation

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

We support each participant’s physical, psychological, behavioral, educational, and professional development while cultivating a better quality of life. Finally, we work with society at large to raise awareness about a culture of compassion and social support.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

youth foundation

When you volunteer with Awaken, you will be truly living and volunteering — experiencing Ecuador. Volunteers work during the week at the foundation and have the opportunity to travel and explore Ecuador on the weekends. The objective is to generate an educational, positive, and caring atmosphere and empower our youth to build strategies toward self-improvement. 

Volunteer objectives include:

↝ Organize and lead different activities, including:
          ↝ art
          ↝ painting
          ↝ theatre
          ↝ music
          ↝ dance
          ↝ sports
          ↝ yoga

↝ Create a strategy to engage kids with a fixed schedule in a manner that is enjoyable for them

↝ Help them identify life opportunities and lifestyle changes

The development and progression experienced by the children at the foundation is not supported by the lifestyle at home. We have observed that when the children return home each night, the challenges at home set back their progression. In efforts to support the children, the foundation strives to provide the families with the same educational and development support.






Many of these families live in a state of poverty. In order to break this cycle of poverty and improve the state of living for the entire family, we are starting an entrepreneurship program for the parents of the youth. This opportunity will provide those who are released from prison a second chance at life, as they often find themselves unemployable after a prison sentence.

The entrepreneurship program will include the areas of baking, construction, and carpentry. We are providing them with consistent employment and income, as well as the dignity that comes from having a job. By joining this endeavor, you will share your knowledge and skills with them and become a part of the Awaken team, building something bigger than yourself. 

youth foundation

When you volunteer with Awaken, you will be truly living and volunteering — experiencing Ecuador. Volunteers work during the week at the foundation and have the opportunity to travel and explore Ecuador on the weekends. The objective is to generate an educational, positive, and caring atmosphere and empower our youth to build strategies toward self-improvement. 

Volunteer objectives include:

↝ Organize and lead different activities, including:
          ↝ art                                       ↝ painting
          ↝ theatre                              ↝ music
          ↝ dance                                ↝ sports
          ↝ yoga

↝ Create a strategy to engage kids with a fixed schedule in a manner that is enjoyable for them

↝ Help them identify life opportunities and lifestyle changes

youth foundation

When you volunteer with Awaken, you will be truly living and volunteering — experiencing Ecuador. Volunteers work during the week at the foundation and have the opportunity to travel and explore Ecuador on the weekends. The objective is to generate an educational, positive, and caring atmosphere and empower our youth to build strategies toward self-improvement. 

Volunteer objectives include:

↝ Organize and lead different activities, including:
          ↝ art
          ↝ painting
          ↝ theatre
          ↝ music
          ↝ dance
          ↝ sports
          ↝ yoga

↝ Create a strategy to engage kids with a fixed schedule in a manner that is enjoyable for them

↝ Help them identify life opportunities and lifestyle changes

The development and progression experienced by the children at the foundation is not supported by the lifestyle at home. We have observed that when the children return home each night, the challenges at home set back their progression. In efforts to support the children, the foundation strives to provide the families with the same educational and development support.

Many of these families live in a state of poverty. In order to break this cycle of poverty and improve the state of living for the entire family, we are starting an entrepreneurship program for the parents of the youth. This opportunity will provide those who are released from prison a second chance at life, as they often find themselves unemployable after a prison sentence.

The entrepreneurship program will include the areas of baking, construction, and carpentry. We are providing them with consistent employment and income, as well as the dignity that comes from having a job. By joining this endeavor, you will share your knowledge and skills with them and become a part of the Awaken team, building something bigger than yourself. 



ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

The development and progression experienced by the children at the foundation is not supported by the lifestyle at home. We have observed that when the children return home each night, the challenges at home set back their progression. In efforts to support the children, the foundation strives to provide the families with the same educational and development support.

Many of these families live in a state of poverty. In order to break this cycle of poverty and improve the state of living for the entire family, we are starting an entrepreneurship program for the parents of the youth. This opportunity will provide those who are released from prison a second chance at life, as they often find themselves unemployable after a prison sentence.

The entrepreneurship program will include the areas of baking, construction, and carpentry. We are providing them with consistent employment and income, as well as the dignity that comes from having a job. By joining this endeavor, you will share your knowledge and skills with them and become a part of the Awaken team, building something bigger than yourself. 




During your stay with Awaken, the following is
 provided:

↝ Accommodation during the entire stay
↝ Breakfast Monday - Friday
↝ Airfare (optional - can be purchased through Awaken)
↝ Transportation from the airport upon arrival and to the airport on the day of departure
↝ Safe and spacious house along with being part of an Ecuadorian family
↝ One cultural activity a week
↝ Tour of Quito

There are no program fees to volunteer with Awaken. All volunteers live together in the Awaken house. It is a large fully equipped house located in a safe area. The cost of accommodation is $390/month. 

During your stay with Awaken, the following is provided:

↝ Accommodation during the entire stay
↝ Breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday; option to purchase dinners prepared by Awaken's house mom, Mamita
↝ Airfare (optional - can be purchased through Awaken)
↝ Transportation from the airport upon arrival and to the airport on the day of departure
↝ Safe and spacious house along with being part of an Ecuadorian family
↝ One cultural activity a week
↝ Tour of Quito

There are no program fees to volunteer with Awaken. All volunteers live together in the Awaken house. It is a large fully equipped house located in a safe area. The cost of accommodation is $390/month. 

Accommodation

Accommodation