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| LT Vulnerability Information Briefs |

R&E launches its Vulnerability Information Briefs Series with two briefs focused on Childhood Poverty and Grief and Loss. The briefs provide parents and caregivers with basic information and statistics about these vulnerabilities that LT has prioritized to serve. Stay tuned as we disseminate briefs each quarter in 2020.

                                 


State of Play Hawaiʻi |

In a state whose greatest strength is its culture and a desire of its kamali'i to reconnect with tradition and language, State of Play Hawai'i shows kids are moving away from local leagues at young ages to play sports year-round for teams farther from home. Preliminary research suggests that youth sports parents in Hawai'i spend $732 per child annually in one sport, higher than the national average. Meanwhile, kids said the main reason they participate in sports is to play with friends; winning ranked 11th.

The report, commissioned by Lili'uokalani Trust (LT), followed an eight-month analysis of how well adults in the state are serving youth sports in each of Hawai'i's four counties with a focus on Native Hawaiian youth. LT will assemble a task force to analyze the report's findings and recommendations.