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Provides an evidence-based educational curriculum, programs, practices and strategies focusing on prevention and awareness, such as underage drinking, substance abuse, cyber bullying, teen suicide, as well as life and career skills and gender-specific programming to compliment in-school curriculum and the out-of-school activities. The training and evidence-based prevention program will benefit youths ages 11 to 18 in middle and high schools (6th – 12th grade), teachers, parents, families and the community of Maui island and Moloka’i.

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1 month ago

MEO Youth Services
Retired Maui Independent Living Center coordinator Nani Watanabe brought some members of the Maui Deaf Friends and her three Japanese homestay youth to build gingerbread houses with MEO's Youth Services winter break high school and intermediate youth on Monday. The youth learned to sign their names with the help of Jeff and Vesta Morris and Bernard Koko and learned some Japanese from Honami Koishi and Natsu Ikeya of Nagoya University and Nodoka Dorin from Toyama University. After building their gingerbread houses, they went caroling throughout MEO. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

MEO Youth Services
*Holiday gift wrapping by MEO Youth Services on Dec. 21*Holiday gift wrapping services are being offered by Maui Economic Opportunity’s Youth Services from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at MEO in Wailuku and on Moloka‘i.There will be a drive-thru in the MEO parking lots at 99 Mahalani St., off the J. Walter Cameron Center driveway on Maui, and at 380 Kolapa Place in Kaunakakai.Gifts may be dropped off until 1 p.m. and picked up before 3 p.m.The gift wrapping is free but donations are appreciated.Last year, the gift wrapping event raised $800, which was used for Youth Services activities, such as visits to the Maui Ocean Center and Haleakala.The program, which works with more than 800 intermediate and high school youth on Maui and Moloka‘i annually, focuses on prevention of harmful behaviors, such as smoking, drug and alcohol use, bullying and suicide. Staff present evidence-based curriculum in schools and organize activities after-school and during fall, winter and summer breaks.The activities strengthen the family, embrace culture and community service, and reinforce healthy lifestyles and leadership.For more information about MEO Youth Services programs, call (808) 276-4316 or email dane.ka`ae@meoinc.org.Picture:COO Gay Sibonga, tapping her years of gift wrapping at the old Liberty House, works with La`akea Wells and others on Monday at MEO in preparation for the 6th Annual MEO Youth Services Gift Wrapping. The annual event is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, at MEO on Maui and Moloka‘i. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

MEO Youth Services
*UPDATE *The Bella Project Hawai‘i flew another 100 prom dresses to Moloka‘i on Saturday, Dec. 10, to provide wider size options.Mokulele Airlines, once again, transported the dresses to Moloka‘i without charge.With the initial 75 dress donation, a total of 175 dresses will be given away on a date to be scheduled in January. The event will be held at MEO in Kaunakakai and include a dressing area to try on the gowns. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

MEO Youth Services
Moloka‘i MEO Youth Services would like to thank The Bella Project (Val & Charise) as well as Mokulele Airlines (Richard Schuman). On Sunday, November 17, The Bella Project donated 75 dresses for our Molokai youths' Prom, and Mokulele Airlines shipped them for us from Oahu to Moloka‘i. We're planning to host a free event to giveaway these dresses sometime in the beginning of next year so be on the lookout for our flyers. Again much Mahalos to The Bella Project and Mokulele Airlines for making this all possible.Mokulele Airlines www.instagram.com/MokuleleAirlines/TheBellaProjectHawaii www.instagram.com/TheBellaProjectHawaii/ ... See MoreSee Less
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