In April, 2012, Maui Huliau Foundation received a grant from the Hawaiʻi People’s Fund and the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation to begin a new environmental leadership internship for Maui students entering grades 10-12! This program, Huliau Youth Leaders, represents a crucial next step for us in involving youth in our work and decision-making, and in building an inter-school network of Maui students who are interested in environmental protection and sustainability. In the summer of 2012, students will be selected from all schools to participate in a 5 week leadership training. They will then meet throughout the 2012-13 school year to plan and implement student-led environmental projects. For program information and an on-line application (deadline May 11th), click here.
Back in 2010 when our little Maui-based non-profit was just a small team of volunteers with a dream to give Maui’s youth a voice in our island’s future, the Hawai’i People’s Fund gave us our first ever grant in support of our Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club program! Therefore it seems very appropriate that they are now helping us to take our mission to the next level in the 2012-13 school year. We are honored to have their support, as well as the support of the Hawai’i Community Foundation who partners with funders throughout Hawai’i to support the amazing work of our non-profits.