MEO Youth Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters join for beach cleanup

June 30, 2023

More than 35 youth and staff of Maui Economic Opportunity Youth Services
and Big Brothers Big Sisters got together for a beach cleanup, barbeque and
fun activities at Kanaha Beach Park on Wednesday.

This is the third year MEO Youth Services has organized a beach clean-up.
The park was relatively clean with the four teams gathering about four bags
of trash.

Prior to the cleanup, MEO Youth Services middle and high school youth and
BBBS Mentors and Youth played a few ice breaker games on a warm day at
Kanaha. The cleanup was followed by lunch.

The MEO Youth Services summer program, which is offered on Maui and
Moloka‘i, is designed to provide alternative drug-free activities to
increase leadership skills and prevention against harmful and destructive
behaviors. Youth participate in activities connecting with Hawaii’s
cultures and covering environmental awareness, volunteerism and civic
engagement and advocacy.

BBBS currently supports 35 matches on Maui and serves about 100
participants annually. The program supports children 6 to 16 years old in a
Mentor-Youth relationship. Each pair is connected with staff, providing
coaching, training and access to resources to ensure the needs of the Youth are met.

For more information about the MEO Youth Services program, call (808)
243-4315 or email Dane Ka’ae (dane.ka’ae@meoinc.org). The BBBS Maui
office can be reached at (808) 242-9754 or by visiting their website at
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS HAWAIʻI – Home (bbbshawaii.org)

 

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