AYM (Thousand Oaks, CA)


  • Name:Mrs. Jani McGuire
  • Title:CEO

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  • Organization Name:AYM
  • Address:2768 Thousand Oaks BLVD
    Thousand Oaks, CA 93023
    United States

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  • Main phone:971-225-5296

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  • Mission:
  • Awakening Young Minds AYM is dedicated to serving and supporting youth ages 13-17 and young adults ages 18-22, to be empowered to live their lives with confidence, self worth, love, and choice, by providing Emotional Education in partnership with schools, clubs and communities throughout the nation

  • History:
  • History of AYM
    Awakening Young Minds was created in the vision of one woman’s passion - That all youth, no matter their race, religion or socioeconomic status, should have equal opportunity to a happy and fulfilled life.
    Jani McGuire, mother, author, facilitator, life coach and entrepreneur founded AYM in 2007. Frustrated and saddened by the endless stories of bullying, suicide, and drug abuse, not only on the news but in her own community and from the parents of her children’s friends, Jani decided to take her 20 years of experience coaching, and facilitating workshops for adults and translate that into workshops for teens. AYM received its 501(c) (3) status in early 2009.
    To date Jani has reached over a thousand children with AYM’s mission to impart emotional education and offer individualized coaching in an ongoing support role for youth to reach their highest potential. In 2007 AYM partnered with the Boys and Girls Club bringing this transformational work to club members. As their partnership grew, AYM was invited to facilitate workshops for their Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) supporting young adults ages 18-22. In 2010 AYM collaborated with Operation PeaceWorks and Operation Transformation Works focusing on gang intervention through a Calgrip Grant. This grant joined AYM together with The Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, by providing one year of prevention-focused services to high-risk middle school students as early intervention and prevention of possible gang involvement. . In 2011 AYM partnered with Abode Communities - a section eight housing group - bringing the AYM workshops directly to economically disadvantaged youth in their own communities. AYM’s vision of taking the work directly into the schools began in 2011 with both the LAUSD and William S. Hart School districts. Working directly with the teachers and school counselors to identify youth who need additional support and are considered high-risk students, AYM provides on-going monthly follow-up support groups at each school site.

  • Year established:2009
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:9
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  • Staff size:3


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:26-4736714

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