AWF was founded by A’ja and her parents, Roscoe and Eva Wilson. The AWF mission is twofold, we serve as a resource for children and their families who struggle with dyslexia to empower them to reach their full potential through educational programming, workshops and camps. AWF works to change the culture of students to prevent bullying through education and mentoring, challenging students to use their power to empower compassion and inclusivity amongst their peers.
Welcome to the inspiring journey of A'ja Wilson, a world where passion meets perseverance and dreams become reality. A'ja's venture into athletics is a testament to the power of determination, familial support, and an unwavering love for basketball. But her commitment extends beyond the court, as she is deeply passionate about her community involvement and the A'ja Wilson Foundation.
The A'ja Wilson Foundation is not just a charitable endeavor; it's a commitment to community outreach. A'ja envisions providing resources and opportunities to young individuals with learning disabilities, underscoring the foundation's goal of empowering success. Her commitment to community shines through projects like the upcoming Unapologetic Girls Summit in Vegas, a platform for young girls to build confidence and self-esteem. Basketball, intertwined with workshops, becomes a tool for empowerment.
Throughout her career, A'ja has attributed much of her success to the unwavering support and inspiration from her family, particularly her parents. Her mother, despite not being athletically inclined, instilled mental fortitude, while her father, the catalyst who introduced her to basketball, guided her on the court. A'ja also acknowledges the influential presence of coach Dawn Staley, shaping not only her skills but also her approach to professionalism.
A'ja envisions a future of continued triumphs on the basketball court, leaving an indelible mark on the WNBA. Beyond the court, she is committed to maintaining her candle business and actively contributing to the youth community, emphasizing the importance of sports in personal development.
A'ja extends her gratitude to supporters near and far, emphasizing the reciprocal nature of growth through giving. The A'ja Wilson Foundation thrives because of those who pour into it, and she invites all supporters to continue helping create a positive impact in communities.
As you delve into the world of A'ja Wilson, may her journey inspire and ignite the passion within you to pursue your dreams, overcome obstacles, and, most importantly, uplift those around you.
We believe everyone can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
To change the culture by overcoming the stigma of dyslexia and putting an end to bullying
To show the world that people with learning disabilities can be successful with the right resources.