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Hamakua Youth Foundation awarded renovation and improvement funds

HONOLULU - Senator Lorraine R. Inouye is pleased to announce that Governor David Ige has released $135,000 for renovations and improvements at the Hamakua Youth Center, in Honoka‘a.

“I want to thank Governor Ige for supporting the youth who benefit from these programs with the Hamakua Youth Foundation,” Senator Inouye said. “Keeping our keiki actively engaged in enriching activities and cultural exploration will pay great dividends in the future. This is a tremendous investment in our state and the Hamakua/Honoka‘a community.”

Hamakua Youth Foundation is a grassroots community organization dedicated to creating

nurturing, stimulating and enjoyable youth-centered, after-school, occasional weekend, and summer programs for youth of the Hamakua District. Guided by Hawaiian traditions and values, the Hamakua Youth Center engages local youth in leadership training, environmental stewardship, music, visual arts, recreational activities, and exploration of the many cultures represented in our area.

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