Call for Mentors: Keiki with an Incarcerated Parent

From: Sonya Zabala <sonyakoka@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, May 20, 2011 at 2:18 PM
Subject: revised Call For Mentors: Keiki with an incarcerated parent
To: Barbie Burgess <wnp-bfc@wccmhc.org>[forwarded to Sen. Shimabukuro]

Aloha Kakou,

Can you kindly post or share the flyers attached with your family, friends staff or church members?

MENTOR PROGRAM BASICS:

  • Positive role models to mentor keiki between the ages of 4-17 with a mommy or daddy in prison.
  • Four hours a month of face time.  Mentorships last up to a year.
  • Mentors are friends, listeners and guides who help to increase the life opportunities for youth through consistency and kindness.
  • Role-models generally live in the communities where keiki reside (or nearby on the island of Oahu).
  • Mentors can attend free monthly activities with their mentees sponsored by Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers.

THESE COMMUNITIES NEED YOUR HELP:

  • Makaha: 2 brothers ages 10 and 14 years old. Need kokua coming into their own.
  • Waianae: 3 of 9 siblings: 2 boys ages 11 and 12 and their youngest sister age 9. They love the beach.
  • Waianae: 2 siblings. Brother is 17 and sister is 15 years old. Could benefit from tutoring and college/career exposure.
  • Waianae: 10 boys and girls between the ages of 4-12. Most have never been to the library outside of school.
  • Mililani: 4 year old girl. Loves playing pretend and dress up.
  • Kalihi/Honolulu: We have 8 boys in the Kalihi/Honolulu moku who need a mentor. We have 4 teenage boys ages 15, 16 and 17 years old who we would like to malama before they go out on their own. They love the ocean and sports and could really use some pono mentorship in their lives right now to help them create and see a healthy and positive future. The other 4 boys are close to middle school, ages 9 and 10 years.
  • Hauula: A 15 year old girl. She loves reading and going to the library.
  • Aiea: Siblings all very active: 2 boys ages 14 and 6 years old and their youngest sister is almost 5 years old. She loves playing dress up and reading.
  • Papakolea: 17 year old male. He enjoys sports and music.

Mahalo.  For more information, please contact:
Sonya Zabala
Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers
Mentoring Children of Promise Program
Supporting Families Affected by Incarceration
3097 Kalihi Street Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 843-2502 Fax: 843-2572

Click the image to zoom in on the flyer.