HAWAII YOUTH SERVICES NETWORK
QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP AND NETWORKING MEETING
Thursday, May 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Honolulu Airport Hotel, 3401 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu HI 96819
Welcome Aloha Alii Hafa Adai Lenwo Kaselehlie Mauri Mogethin
Ran Annim and Wenimwemi Rewe
A presentation on increasing awareness and the impact of Micronesian culture among youth workers in Hawaii.
Ms. Josie Howard & Staff of
"Cultural differences between Micronesia and Hawai‘i in the areas of medical care, employment, education and laws, compounded with the unfamiliarity with navigating Hawai‘i’s systems and services, has led to the numerous challenges facing the Micronesian community in Hawai‘i. Among these challenges are homelessness, highest number of student truancy, lack of job readiness skills, increasing numbers of children in child welfare services, and increasing numbers of juvenile and adult incarcerations." WAO Website