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Inspiring Young Minds; Transforming Young Lives

Inspiring Young Minds; Transforming Young Lives

by Nālei Akina

Queen Liliʻuokalani dedicated her wealth to the most vulnerable of children. She was acutely aware of the large numbers of orphaned and destitute children across the pae ʻāina. While the Hawaiian population today is rebounding and showing higher rates of connectedness to ʻohana, Hawaiian children are overrepresented in virtually every indicator of distress.

As we look to the next 25 years, we believe investing in the wellbeing of today’s most vulnerable kamaliʻi across a continuum from inception to young adulthood will lead to better outcomes for them and for future generations, disrupting the cycle of poverty for Hawaiian families and communities. (For more information see: We Ke Ala 2045 Strategic Vision)

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