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Nā Leo o Kamakaʻeha

Be a part of our advisory council and get paid to make a difference in the Lāhui.


A thriving Hawaiʻi uplifted by Native Hawaiian Youth voices, inspiring future generations.


I ka wā ma mua, I ka wā ma hope

Utilizing youth voices enriched in Hawaiian culture to ensure a prosperous Lāhui.

  • WHO: Native Hawaiian youth ages 16-26, based on Oʻahu, who are interested in community action and can commit up to 10 hours a week.
  • WHAT: An exciting 16-week opportunity to develop the Liliʻuokalani Center, advocate for Hawaiian youth, and learn to spearhead community programs.
  • WHERE: Meeting and activities will be held in-person in Honolulu and virtually.
  • WHEN: 16 weeks from October 2023 - February 2024.

For questions or information, please contact yac@onipaa.org.


Who can apply for Nā Leo o Kamakaʻeha?

The age requirement for ʻōpio to apply is between 16-26 years old.

If I am turning 16 during the cohort, can I still apply?

Applicants must be 16 years old on the start date of their cohort.

How do I refer people to this program?

link to the Interest Form.

Can anyone who applies get into the program?

Once an applicant applies, it is reviewed by the current cohort and facilitator. Emails will be sent out to applicants who move onto the second round to set up an interview appointment (Zoom). A phone call will be made to the applicant for acceptance into the program.

Do I need to have any experience in leadership?

Your lived experiences and commitment to community change is all we ask for.

Do I need to provide any documentation?

If you are 16-17 years old, you will need to provide a workerʻs permit.

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