Wendy Baker and her team are working diligently to create a sustainable food system for our island of Pahoa. Organic gardening and its practices work to build vibrant communities [...]
Through investment in youth voice and Indigenous film we explore innovative ways to engage young people in developing culturally and socially just learning opportunities that derive from their real world community connections.
The SERVE program is open to students, and allows them to be active members of the community through service to existing nonprofit organizations in our community. We also offer students the ability to become social entrepreneurs through our Make it Happen (MIH) initiative, which allows students to submit their own ideas to improve the community.
We encourage young leaders to step up and into opportunities to amplify youth voice in decision making, to create solutions for a better planet, and to drive change.
This project provides youth participants and adult volunteers an opportunity to demonstrate their love and compassion for seniors by planting rose bushes in their honor and installing vegetable gardens as a free source for vegetables.
In response to the fact that 70% of children’s biographies are written about men, we developed the Amazing Women’s Edition program (AWE), the first national student book competition on local heroines. The AWE competition calls upon students to get to know women in their communities and to tell their rich and powerful stories.
"Asali and The Pollinators" is an exciting story with a message that no matter how big or small you are, everyone has the power to make a change, even when things get scary. Concepts around environmental protection, animal/nature conservation, leadership, teamwork, giving back, and more are delivered through fun storytelling and relatable engaging and characters.
In this global and evolving economy, it is critical that our children develop skills to create and execute their own ideas by adopting an entrepreneurial mindset. In this program students will learn about the Free Enterprise System. They will work in groups or as individuals to create a business, formulate a budget, develop a product, and execute advertising.
The increase of young men going to youth detention centers or prison, created an uproar of concern among local organizations. In order to help our young men, we wanted to implement programs that helped increase school retention. Our goal is to motivate our youth to stay in school and complete their education.
The role of a solutionary is to be a conscientious, dedicated advocate for solutions in the world; to partner with projects, organizations, and other human beings for the endurance of our collective future; and to protect the environment with regenerative communities.
Our team of volunteers will engage restaurateurs with materials on alternatives to single-use plastic and styrofoam. In addition, we aim to make an easy-to-use mobile-friendly website that would evaluate restaurants on eco-friendly criteria like takeout policy, utensils, cups, straws, napkins, and of course, plastic bags.
This project’s goal is to broaden the participation in environmental sciences for girls from ethnic minority group who are historically underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - to produce environmental science literate youth empowered to address chronic or emerging challenges facing their communities and cultivate environmental stewardship.