The Hamakua Youth Foundation, Inc. (HYF) 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.

By engaging young people–as well as volunteers and staff–in the ongoing design and leadership of the Center’s programs, by creating strong

45-3396  Mamane St.

Honokaa HI 96727


partnerships with other community organizations, and by serving as a much-needed support system for local families.


HYF invests in empowering our youth to achieve their greatest potential in building a sustainable future for themselves and the Hamakua Community.


Through the Hamakua Youth Center, the Hamakua Youth Foundation serves youth ages 6-18 with a free drop-in after school program. Participants gain life lessons through environmental stewardship, Hawaiian culture & more. Homework help and computer access are provided daily.



HYF Board of Directors                                                                  Staff

Jack Zimmerman - President                                                                              Mahealani Maiku'i - Executive Director 

Teri Sugg - VP                                                                                                       Polina Semenova - Activity Specialist

Diane Scheurell - Board Secretary                                                                     Ruby Agustin - Community Outreach

Kei-Lin Cerf                                                                                        

Jeff Zingg                                                                                                               

Maurice Miranda



Carl Sims III                                                                                                          

Kyree Moniz                                                                                                                                                                   

Doris Miller-Gloor                                                                                                                                               

Ellen Pavitt                                                                                                                                                             

Ranelle Jardine                                                                                                     

Stasha Laa                                                                                                              

Susan McCarthy

Teri Sugg

Theresa Lee




We currently have the following positions available 

FISCAL DIRECTOR- The Fiscal Director (FD) is resposible for Hamakua Youth 

          Foundation (HYF) financial management, fund development and grant writing. 

          The position involves working with the Executive Director, Program Director and

          the Finance Committee to develop an annual budget for Board of Directors

          review and approval.  Duties also include managing approved budget, reviews                and creates the monthly financials for the Board Treasurer.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for overseeing the

          adminsitration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization.  Duties include

          fundraising, marketing and community outreach.  Works with the Board of 

          Directors and staff to ful full the mission and cision of the Foundation.


 ACTIVITY SPECIALIST- The Activity Specialist will work directly with the youth at

          HYC.  Duties include: organizing activities; executing activities;



P.O Box 381

45-3396 Mamane St

Honoka'a HI 96727




P.O Box 381

45-3396 Mamane St

Honoka'a HI 96727



Contact us: 

P.O Box 381

45-3396  Mamane St.

Honokaa HI 96727

(808) 775-0976

© 2017  by HYF.

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