Pi'ina Hoku Youth Leadership Program
Pi`ina Hoku Youth Leadership Program: August 2005 – The program was initiated by the adult class of 2005 who conducted the ground work and planning while the class of 2006 implemented and executed the program. The first class of twenty Pi`ina Hoku youth leadership program participants graduated in April 2007. (Left)
This project implemented a website to bring PTSA programs from each school together.The Kaua`i PTSA site serves as an informational tool to make it easier for parents to get involved. All middle school and elementary schools participated in the development of the site to list contact information and meeting times for each PTSA. Grants from KIUC were utilized to implement and host Kaua'i PTSA.org.
Pi’ina Hoku Youth Program, Kapa`a New Park Beautification & Skate Contest
February 3, 2007
The project focused on beautification and painting of the Kapa`a skate park in collaboration with local artists to help deter vandalism. March 31, 2007 - A skate contest was held for the youth in our community to enjoy the newly restored skate park.
Jump Start, Assisting Non-Profit Organizations
The project provided a presentation and document of resources and tools local non-profit organizations need to succeed.
Got Drugs? Awareness Speaker Series I
August 7, 2007
Presentations were given by Gary Shimabukuro, Laulima Hawai'i and Keith Kamita, Department of Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division Chief to raise awareness on drug use and prevention. Gary shared his vision for “Many hands, hearts and minds working together to create a drug-free Hawai'i.”
Kapa`a “Home Field” Stadium
This project was managed and implemented to fulfill the desire for a new stadium to be available for Kapa`a High school (the only school on island that did not have a stadium.) Today and for many years to come, both local schools and sports groups use and enjoy the facilities.
Global Warming Awareness “An Inconvenient Truth” Showing & Panel
December 8, 2007 - This project provided a complimentary showing of the movie “An Inconvenient Truth” and a panel discussion with local leaders who provided insight and raised awareness island wide to the effects of global warming and what our community can do on Kaua`i to make a difference globally.