Fifteen youths in Maui Economic Opportunity’s Youth Services summer program were picking up rubbish along Maui Veterans Highway when a car pulled to the side of the road.
Out stepped Joycelyn Victorino, first lady of Maui County. She spent some time with the youths, praising them for helping the community during their summer break and setting an example for everyone. She posed for a group photo.
The youths collected about 20 bags of rubbish along the 1 mile stretch beginning at King’s Cathedral and heading toward Kihei as part of the Adopt A Highway cleanup program on June 24.
Community service is one component of the Youth Services program. The group has helped out at Feed My Sheep and cleaned yards for seniors as part of Na Hoaloha.
Youths in the program, which began June 2 and runs through July 30, also participated in sustainability and cultural activities, such as working in taro loi and at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens seed bank and rebuilding a fishpond, as well as hiking and water activities, and painting and tie dye.
Fifteen youths and four staff members of Maui Economic Opportunity’s Youth Services summer program pick up trash along Maui Veterans Highway on June 24.
Joycelyn Victorino stopped by the MEO Youth Services summer program highway cleanup on June 24 and praised the work of the youths. She posed for a photo (wearing blue in the second row on the right).
The MEO Youth Services summer program participants picked up about 20 bags of rubbish in Puunene along Maui Veterans Highway as part of Adopt A Highway.