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Ke Alu Kaiāulu: Connecting Students to Conservation

From March 20th to the 25th, twelve students from across Hawai‘i Island participated in ‘Imi Pono no ka ‘Āina. Through the Three Mountain Alliance watershed partnership, ‘Imi Pono no ka ‘Āina, which translates to seeking excellence for the land, is an environmental place-based enrichment program offered to middle and high schoolers. The program’s mission is to connect students to the landscape while instilling stewardship. This…

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Added by Amelie Sterling on May 10, 2017 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Updating (finally!) our YPB / Be The Change Applications

Greetings All,

We will be working on updating and refining our YPB and Be The Change Grant Applications.  Please be patient while this process moves forward.  

In the meantime, feel free to use the YPB Application in its current form.  

We look forward to having you onboard!

Gratefully,

Ms. B.

Added by Deb Boltz on May 6, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

BE THE CHANGE GRANTS - CALLING FOR SERVICE LEARNING PROPOSALS

Youth Service Hawaii’s Youth Philanthropy Board announces the availability of grant funds (up to $750) to support service learning projects!

SEE THE ATTACHED APPLICATION FOR MORE INFORMATION: YPBBeTheChange.pdf

Added by Youth Service Hawaii on October 19, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

INTERESTED IN LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES? JOIN THE YOUTH PHILANTHROPY BOARD!

The Youth Philanthropy Board makes the collaborative decisions on which service learning projects are high service and high learning to contribute to our Hawaii community. You will meet about 4 times during the school year. You will read and evaluate the grants proposed by your peers, other Hawaii high school students. You will also interview those students to hear the project in their own words.

Please consider joining the board to take part in the unique opportunity to be a…

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Added by Karen C Chun on August 11, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

Keana Point - Another Perspective

Click this link to see another perspective of the Keana Point Service Learning Project. This video created by Jessica Dela Cruz captures the work by the students and the beauty of this environment. Thanks for your great work.

http://youtu.be/C72z_PwwaqI

Added by Carole Iacovelli on April 30, 2015 at 4:11am — No Comments

Taking Care of Keana Point

By participating in the care and restoration of Keana Point, students at Pearl City High School gain respect for the environment and love for our shoreline plants and animals and sea life. They have linked their experience to their readings in class. This is our third year working with the state department DNLR on the reclamation of Kaena point. "We actually witnessed an improvement and are expanding outside the original area we targeted for planting. Birds were nesting in the areas we have…

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Added by Carole Iacovelli on April 28, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Service Learning in the Be the Change Grants

Learn what students are doing to make a difference in their communities. You can go to their video links.

Kalani High School  http://youtu.be/Ln2Nx46EV1U 

Students made a production titled "Freaks, Geeks, and other Weirdos..."  which seeks to use student self-expression as a tool for catalyzing social change, and encouraging more students to use their voices to express who they are. The students from Kalani High School…

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Added by Carole Iacovelli on April 23, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

New Email Address for Youth Philanthropy Board Applicants

Aloha -

We are sorry for the inconvenience but we are having trouble with our admin@youthservicehawaii.org email address. Please submit Youth Philanthropy Board grant applications to Carole Iacovelli, carole.iacovelli@gmail.com.

Thanks a lot!

Youth Service Hawaii

Added by Youth Service Hawaii on September 16, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Funds Available for Your Service Learning Project! Deadline 9/23/14

Youth Service Hawaii’s Youth Philanthropy Board announces the availability of grant funds (up to $750) to support service learning projects:

  • Proposed by school or non profit group of students with teacher
  • Address community needs such as: Homelessness, Environment, Peace, Disaster Preparedness, Elder Needs.
  • Link to school/subject curriculum…

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Added by Youth Service Hawaii on July 7, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

We Can Fund a Few More Service Learning Grants!

Need a little help with your service learning project? We can provide some funding!

Youth Service Hawaii's Youth Philanthropy Board announces the availability of grants funds (up to $750) to support service learning projects:

  • Proposed by school or non profit group of students…
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Added by Youth Service Hawaii on December 8, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Be the Change Grant - College and Career Fair by Pearl City High School

On November 8, 2013, Pearl City High School held their annual College and Career Fair in the cafeteria and all students (grades 9-12) were able to partake in this wonderful event. This is one of the projects funded by the Youth Philanthropy Boards Be the Change Grants! Carole Iacovelli and Kristal Kaku attended the College and Career Fair and it was a good experience seeing that the students were engaged in the booths.

All students had the opportunity to select two speakers talk about…

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Added by Carole Iacovelli on November 8, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Youth Philanthropy Board: Apply for Funds for Your Service Learning Project

Our Youth Philanthropy Board wants to help you with your service learning projects! We have grants up to $750 to help you with things like purchasing supplies or paying for bus transportation. Now is a great time to consider applying for a mini-grant from the Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB). Applications are due by September 21 so this gives you some time to plan. Filling out the application can be a great class…

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Added by Youth Service Hawaii on August 30, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Educating The Heart: Earn $5,000 for Your Favorite Non-Profit!

Educating The Heart

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is once again generously offering funds through its Educating the Heart Program. Private and public school classroom teachers of grades 7-12 who would like to do a service learning project for a non-profit agency that helps Hawaii's poor and needy should definitely take advantage of this opportunity. After the class…

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Added by Youth Service Hawaii on May 14, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Workshop for Be The Change Service Learning Grants

You can sign up for a great workshop in September - teachers and students can work together to develop a grant to support their service learning idea! Bring a team or just yourself! Learn from the grant review team how to plan and implement a successful service learning plan. Grants for up to $750 available to support your idea!

Learn more about this…

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Added by Carole Iacovelli on May 1, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Be the Change Grantee Honored

Lynn Nguyen, Punahou student, was honored as one of Hawai‘i’s top youth volunteers by a national program that encourages community service among young people.

Lynn was named a Distinguished Finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which recognized the positive impact of her service project, “Walkin’ in a Gift Card Wonderland.” The gift-card collection provided small gifts and goodies for children diagnosed with…

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Added by Carole Iacovelli on April 15, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

SERVICE LEARNING SHOWCASE NEEDS YOU!

The Service Learning Showcase at Windward Mall is coming April 13th. Share your service learning project with others! Help our community know about the good things kids are doing. You can register and reserve a table to share your project HERE.

Added by Carole Iacovelli on February 23, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Youth Philanthropy Board Mini-Grants Available - Deadline to Apply is Sept. 4

Our Youth Philanthropy Board wants to help you with your service learning projects! We have grants up to $750 to help you purchase supplies or pay for bus transportation. Now is a great time to consider applying for a mini-grant from the Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB). Applications are due by September 4 so this gives you some time to plan. Filling out the application can be a great class activity!

We are most likely to fund service learning projects…

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Added by Youth Service Hawaii on July 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hawai`i Service Learning in the News!

This morning, three examples of local service learning projects were featured on KHON2 news! Trini Kaopuiki went to Highland Intermediate bright and early to interview students and teachers involved in community service learning projects. It was great to wake up and see these youth sharing their knowledge and passion for the community. Links to all three interviews are below:…

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Added by Youth Service Hawaii on March 29, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Healthy Snack and Waste-Free Classroom Celebrations Resource Guide

Before planning your holiday or end-of-year class parties, check out the newly released Healthy Snack and Waste-Free Classroom Celebrations Resource Guide. Encourage your school to serve healthy snacks during HSA week as Sunset Beach Elementary School did last month. This resource will also give you ideas to increase compliance with the DOE Wellness Policy, while reducing…

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Added by Youth Service Hawaii on March 5, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

Food & Family Day: ‘Ohana, ‘Aina, Kuleana – Part 1: Planting

WHAT: Food & Family Day Part 1: Planting

WHERE: At the University Laboratory School, 1776 University Avenue, Honolulu (on the campus of the University of Hawaii)

WHEN: Sunday, February 26, 2012 10:30a-2:45p

WHO: Special Guest Speakers are 1) Dean Okimoto, Chair and President of Nalo Farms, Inc. in Waimanalo, and 2) Bronson Chang, Co-Founder and Partner of Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha in ‘Aina…

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Added by Carole Iacovelli on February 15, 2012 at 4:43am — No Comments

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