Youth Empowerment and Success Hawaii
Youth Empowerment & Success Hawaii (YES Hawaii) provides peer support and outreach services to youth and young adults aged 14-26 who have had involvement with the child welfare system. The program is statewide and events are held in Oahu, Maui, Kauai East Hawaii and West Hawaii. The program is youth driven and designed to engage foster youth in Hawaii in peer mentoring and meaningful and supportive events and activities.
Prepare youth for successful adulthood
Give youth a positive forum to build life-long peer relationships with other foster youth
Give youth an opportunity to be mentors and leaders
Enhance the safety net for foster youth in Hawaii that have limited family support
Help youth feel they are not alone and there are people helping them to succeed in Hawaii