“Youth is, after all, just a moment, but it is the moment, the spark, that you always carry in your heart.”
~ Raisa M. Gorbachev
About Our Youth Development Programs
Youth Development Programs are designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment along with access to opportunities, experiences and services for youth participants and their families. The success of our program lies in the commitment and continued participation of the youth.
Family Support Hawai‘i’s Youth Development Programs reach out to the youth of our community by providing an array of activities and opportunities which:
- Build life and leadership skills
- Foster cultural awareness and identity
- Enhance Academic performance
- Promote physical fitness
- Support family strengthening activities
- Promote service learning activities
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Around the country young women are becoming pregnant at a younger and younger age as teens continue to become more and more sexually active without the necessary education to prevent pregnancy or the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
The Youth Development Educator of our Teen Pregnancy Prevention program utilizes nationally recognized curriculum to educate students about the risks of underage sexual activity and the consequences that teenagers will face.
Transitional Living Program
The Transitional Living Program is a program available to youth ages 16 to 21 and is designed to coordinate professional services to support young adults in their transition to inde-pendence. The primary focus of the program is to provide participants with the skills and knowl-edge they will need in order to live inde-pendently in the community.
Each participant is provided with practical experience in money management and is given the opportunity to develop problem-solving and decision making skills. Program participants gain independence by learning life skills and developing personal understanding. The program encourages young adults to pursue educational goals or find meaningful work to support independence.
All Youth Development programs are offered at no cost to the youth and their families.