Sunset on the Beach: 9/24, 9/25

Please see the following message from Patty Kahanamoku Teruya regarding the return of the Wai’anae Coast Sunset on the Beach at Mā’ili Beach Park on September 24th and September 25th.  A planning session will be held on June 9, 2016.

Our community is very blessed to again have this opportunity and the support by the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaiian Electric Company and other sponsors to be able to bring a fellowship  great family venue to the Waianae Coast. What a beautiful way to show case our community! A 2-day block buster movie night, with our sports teams that will do the food booths, arts and crafts, local entertainment and a huge keiki village and other displays.  The last event was held in 2010 and over 30,000 people attended throughout the weekend.
Sunset on the Beach 2016

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Summer 2016 at Waianae Public Library

The Wai’anae Public Library has released a schedule of their summer programs for keiki, kupuna, families, and the community.  For more information on any of the events, call 697-7868.

Waianae Public Library Summer 2016

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Lane Closure for Week of June 5, 2016

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R.E.A.C.H. 2016-17 Application Deadline 7/1/16

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The Office of Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui and the R.E.A.C.H. Initiative are accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Intermediate/middle public school educators are eligible to apply. The application period is from Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, July 1, 2016 by 3:00 p.m.

R.E.A.C.H.’s mission is to ensure all public school students in grades 6 to 8 receive the academic and community-based support they need to stay on track toward high school graduation, engaging them in a broad-base of programs and activities, outside of regular instructional hours, in the areas of academic enrichment, arts and culture, and athletics. Studies have shown that after-school programs not only keep students safe and engaged in learning, but also help improve their academic performance, school attendance, behavior and health.

This past school year (2015-16), 19 public middle/intermediate schools benefited from the program. Since the initiative was launched in 2013, 25 public middle/intermediate schools from across the State have benefited from the R.E.A.C.H.

For additional information, please contact Jayson Watts, Senior Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor at 586-0255 or jayson.watts@hawaii.gov or Edralyn Caberto, Children & Youth Specialist at the state Office of Youth Services at 587-5725 or ecaberto2@dhs.hawaii.gov

Here’s how to apply to be part of the R.E.A.C.H. Initiative:
R.E.A.C.H. 2016-17 Application Instructions
R.E.A.C.H. 2016-17 Application