Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. The founders of Awana derived the Awana name from the first letters of Approved workmen are not ashamed, as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15.
Their programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community. Among alumni who participated in our programs for at least six years, 92.7 percent still attend church at least weekly as adults. Over 12,000 churches in the U.S. and 6,500 internationally run Awana programs that change young lives through biblical truth.
Based in the Chicago area, Awana is the only organization with fully integrated evangelism and discipleship programs for ages 2 to 18 that actively involve parents, church leaders and mentors.