Non-profit organization with independent 501(c)(3) status

Spirit Awakening Foundation

Spirit Awakening is an arts-based nonprofit dedicated to helping underserved youth and children in the juvenile justice system realize their authentic identity, value and self-worth. Since 1995 we have been teaching the unheard the power of positive and productive expression through creative writing, visual arts, improvisation, and meditation.


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  • LEARN ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Healing Trauma, Building Character for Youth

    Spirit Awakening Foundation’s (SAF) trauma-informed, restorative arts prevention and intervention programs for youth mitigate LA County’s youth incarceration problems. Offering meditation, creative arts, mentoring and leadership training, SAF addresses the internalized self-hatred and low self-esteem stemming from racist structures that oppress and harm many youth and communities of color. Funds will be used to support SAF staff and contractors who are key to sustaining SAF's work to build character and raise self-esteem, one child at a time.