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Young Children & Youth

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Supported by the Rev. Takie Okumura Family Fund, the 2022 Youth Program Funding Opportunity is focused on building resilience for Hawaiʻi’s youth, particularly those at risk for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) between the ages of 6 and 20.

Proposals should align with one or more of the following priority areas:

  • Connect youth to caring adults and activities – Provide mentorship opportunities during expanded learning sessions (after school, intersession, and summertime). Provide a safe place where youth can positively interact with other youth and adults to build confidence and practice leadership skills. Preferred mentorship target population is youth in middle school, grades 6-8.
  • Teach healthy relationship skills – Teach social emotional learning skills including how to handle conflict(s), negative feelings, and pressure from peers. Teach skills for developing healthy, non-violent dating and peer relationships.
  • Provide mental health support – Including innovative engagement of health professionals including, but not limited to, hiring mental health staff to support programs.
  • Expand access to programs for youth in communities with limited activities available.

Organizations or programs with a fiscal sponsor can submit one application requesting up to $25,000 per year for a two-year period starting August 2022.

The Rev. Takie Okumura Family Fund also supports programs focused on young children and their families. Learn more about opportunities to support young children and families here.

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and we are no longer accepting applications.