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PIDF Fall festivities with munchkins and pumpkins! 

October 30, 2022

PIDF early education programs, Ka Paʻalana and Tūtū and Me preschool, ventured to Aloun Farms and Waimānalo Country Farms to celebrate Fall!

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Hawaiʻi Project to End Youth Incarceration Receives $20 Million Award From Kellogg Foundation’s Global Challenge to Advance Racial Equity

October 11, 2022

After nearly two years of planning, PIDF and OYAH partners are honored to receive $20 million to end youth incarceration in Hawaiʻi.

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Hawaiʻi’s Youth in Foster Care to Benefit from Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ Program

September 29, 2022

The funds raised from the ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ program will support graduating East Hawaiʻi high school students in foster care to purchase prom attire including hair and makeup, as well as caps and gowns.

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PIDF Board Connects Their “Why” During Retreat

September 19, 2022

The PIDF Board connected with each other during the retreat and heard about direct impact from programs.

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Improving Hawaii’s Health

August 10, 2022

Focusing on vulnerable and underserved populations, Kaiser Permanente provides support to many nonprofit organizations, including Partners in Development Foundation, to uplift the community’s overall health and well-being.

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OYAH Policy Intern Presents at CNHA Convention

August 8, 2022

Opportunity Youth Action Hawaiʻi Intern presented at the CNHA Convention to share more about the policy work she’s engaged with at Kawailoa.

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More Help Is Coming For Hawaii’s Homeless Youth

July 25, 2022

Opportunity Youth Action Hawaiʻi partner at Kawailoa, RYSE, supported Act 130, recently signed into law, to establish the Safe Spaces for Youth Pilot Program under the Department of Human Services.

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Hawaii has no girls in juvenile detention. Here’s how it got there.

July 25, 2022

Nationwide, there have been efforts to lower youth incarceration rates and close youth prisons. Efforts made by OYAH at Kawailoa are shared.

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Native Hawaiian-centered approach helps youth heal and become healers

July 21, 2022

PIDF, together with an assembly of local partner organizations, is a finalist for Racial Equity 2030, a global challenge to advance racial equity in the next decade. Together, they’re working to end youth incarceration, especially of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth, in Hawai’i.

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Innovative program for at-risk youth in the running for competitive $20M grant

July 21, 2022

Original story published on Hawaii News Now on July 19, 2022 by Lynn Kawano, click here to read. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – An Oahu program that helps at-risk youth and young adults…

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Emerging ‘ōiwi leaders join community of change-makers at Opportunity Youth Forum

July 1, 2022

The youths honed their leadership skills at the Opportunity Youth Forum, which allowed young adults from historically oppressed communities to connect and share best practices.

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The Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility Has No Girls. Can It Do The Same For Boys?

June 23, 2022

OYAH Kawailoa campus partners, Hawaiʻi Youth Correctional Facility and Hale Kipa share more on how community efforts led toward lower numbers of girls incarcerated in Hawaiʻi.

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