Maui organization provides opportunities for young people: Maui Now

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Mālama Yo Mama, a community organization on Maui, created the 2nd annual Mammo-sas for mama event to benefit uninsured and underinsured women of Maui with screenings and biopsies throughout the year.

This time the event was centered around attendees who were community leaders focusing on Live, Love, Lead. Many hands came together to create the event, from the venue, Guava Tree Bar and Grill, vendors, Nohie, Besties in a bottle and love to cut HI, JT Films and Blown up Maui.

The special touch included volunteers who were the newly crowned Miss Maui, Miss Maui Teen, Miss Valley Isle Teen and two Maui High School Seniors. Leslie Garo takes every opportunity to give young people the opportunity to gain experience in networking and planning community events. Young people are able to see the planning process, engage with community leaders, practice their public speaking skills, and even see the business and marketing side to gain a spirit of leadership. company.

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“Events organized by Mālama Yo Mama are always aimed at bringing the community together, so it was only fitting to use this opportunity for multiple purposes. There is so much to learn in life and young people should be able to gain experience and opportunities to learn beyond the classroom and senior projects are a perfect entry route for that,” organizers said.

Garo hopes the young people will learn to use their strengths and connect with Maui leaders, businesses and community members. She hopes everyone will learn to give back directly to the community. This fundraising event was just one of many that included local businesses and community members to benefit the Maui Health Foundation’s annual “Kōkua for a Cause” fundraiser. It is our duty to remind young people that there is hope, that there is a future for all of us, even on our island, Maui.

For internships or volunteer opportunities, or how to get involved, contact [email protected].

Virginia S. Braud