THE OKADA BUILDING
Past & Present Toward Our Future
Mālama i kou kuleana
Take Care of your Responsibilities
Aloha ke kahi i ke kahi
Love one another
E Kuahui like i ka hana
Let everyone work together
Mahalo i ka mea loa'a
Be thankful for all that you have
These ʻōlelo noʻeau are four principles that guide us at the Hāmākua Youth Center. For over twenty years our kuleana has been the sharing of aloha with our youth, families, and community. Through laulima with our partners, community, families and youth we have established programs and activities that continue to grow in service. We mahalo each of you for your support over the years.
UPDATE: HISTORIC OKADA RENOVATION
We recently completed a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment that revealed extensive contamination of the soils surrounding the building. This unexpected news means we are in the process of applying for funding to cover the cost of remediation and renovation, including the County of Hawaii Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Our hope is to create a community center that will serve the needs of our district. To do this we welcome your input!
Should you wish to receive a copy of our CDBG application and/or submit comments prior to the meeting, please contact Jeannette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our goal is to complete the remediation phase of work in 2022. For that we need funding. If you are able to support this phase of the project, we extend our deepest gratitude.
There are many ways to give:
Checks can be mailed to:
Hamakua Youth Foundation
P.O. Box 381
Honoka‘a, HI 96727
Or come and see us in person at 45-3396 Mamane Street.
A new crowdfunding project is in the works, and we’ll have more on that very soon. Please keep in touch with us on Facebook for updates as we move ahead on our exciting new Hamakua Youth & Teen Center.
Mahalo again and again!