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I am running the North Shore marathon on Oahu, Hawai`i in an effort to raise money for a nonprofit started by my colleague and friend, Brian. It is called ‘Opio Haku Mo’olelo models (which means Youth Writing Stories, Youth Making Meaning).

Pens, notebooks and uninterrupted time with an adult in a safe and non-judgmental environment; these are the key ingredients for a successful youth (‘ōpio) empowerment program brought to the Youth Detention Facility in Kapolei by ‘Ōpio Haku Moʻolelo. Since September of 2010, the organization has held three workshops per week for male and female youth in the facility.

The workshops by nature are therapeutic, and issues like violence, colonial history in Hawai‘i, sexuality, notions of gender, job and academic opportunities, responsibility and adulthood—things of particular concerns to Hawai‘i’s youth in detention—are discussed. The format of the workshops help the ‘opio process and express their circumstances and explore best possible outcomes for their lives.

‘Opio Haku Mo’olelo models how change in institutions can take place and how to best reach youth who can fall easily in between the cracks of the criminal justice system. Social change sometimes comes one hour at a time.

Please be a part of this change! I know many of you do not live in Hawai`i, but helping youth is so desperately important. Many of these kids come from terribly abusive homes or foster care. Some are detained solely because they ran away from home. Please support an organization that fosters creativity and hope for Hawai'i's youth. :) Mahalo nui loa!!!!

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  • Aunt Marci

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  • The Ewers

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  • old friend

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  • Matt

    $20

  • Jessie

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  • Dave & Kristin Jones

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  • Linda Roberts

    $40

  • Lauren Valle

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  • Alison

    $25

  • pam corbin

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  • Pam White

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  • karen

    $25

  • Mark Becca Claire & Mitchell Caldwell

    $50

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Aunt and Uncle in CA

Aunt and Uncle in CA

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Ginny Iskandarov

Ginny Iskandarov

4 years ago

Mark Becca Claire & Mitchell Caldwell

Mark Becca Claire & Mitchell Caldwell

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

karen

karen

DONATION: $25

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Pam White

Pam White

DONATION: $10

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pam corbin

pam corbin

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Run Katie 4 years ago

Alison

Alison

DONATION: $25

Because stories heal. 4 years ago

Lauren Valle

Lauren Valle

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Linda Roberts

Linda Roberts

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Dave & Kristin Jones

Dave & Kristin Jones

DONATION: $20

4 years ago