Awana is a nondenominational, youth-oriented global ministry program that is hosted by local churches, community groups and homes on a weekly basis in hopes of educating children and teens about faith from an early age. Awana meetings are run by parent and church volunteers who teach the Awana curriculum.
Awana's program has age-specific curriculum for children ages 2 to 18. The youngest children are taught basic principles of faith, such as "God made all things," while the older Awana members are given lessons to help answer questions such as “Who are you?”, “Why are you here?” and “Who is with you?"
Since its inception in 1941, Awana has grown to include more than 2 million youth, 330,000 volunteers and 260 field staff in 30,000 churches in 104 countries.