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A Cool Success!

The Cool Kailua Nights block party & health awareness fair couldn’t have been more of a success! The event had such a tremendous turnout that we actually ran out of tickets! Thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors who made this night unforgettable! We were even featured in Honolulu Pulse! See images below (courtesy of Honolulu Pulse), link and read more by Kat Wade…

“Hundreds of people turned out at Whole Foods Kailua for the Cool Kailua Nights outdoor block party on Saturday. The event featured food and vendor booths, a night run and live performance by Streetlight Cadence.”

http://www.honolulupulse.com/2014/10/pics-cool-kailua-nights-2014/#171421

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Fall Break Recap: 2014 Keiki Caucus’ Children and Youth Summit

On Oct. 1, more than 200 youth and child advocates headed to the 19th Annual Children and Youth Summit at the State Capitol to focus on issues important to the well-being of children and youth in Hawaii. The Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii Windward Clubhouse was in attendance.

Panels of experts spoke on subjects relating to the economy, jobs, early learning, homelessness, health, education, civil rights and sustainability. In small group discussions, youth and adult attendees identified legislative priority areas.

One of our members, Katherine Glenn volunteered to present what the environment group came up with. She was a standout presenter, achieving a standing ovation from the crowd!

“Hawaii Children and Youth Summit is where teenagers and adults get together at the State Capitol,” says Glenn. “We talked about current issues that we felt affected Hawaii. Our group got to talk to senators, representatives, and CEO’s of different companies. I had a lot of fun speaking about the environment and what we can do to change the environment for the better.”

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Cool down this Saturday night!

The long-awaited Cool Kailua Nights Block Party and Health Awareness is right around the corner! Last year’s event raised more than $41,000 for Windward beneficiaries Boys & Girls Club’s Windward Clubhouse and Castle Medical Center’s Oncology Unit. It will also run in conjunction with the first ever Kailua Nite Run. This event is a truly unique 5k experience! Participants will be “pumped up” throughout the course by DJ’s, live musicians, and other upbeat entertainment.

Visit www.bgch.com/CKN14 to get the best deals on wristbands and script for the night! Don’t miss the games, food, glow booth, “snow park” and much, much more!

Youth of the month recognition!

Every month, the staff selects a member of the club as their “Youth of the Month” (a recognition judged on overall demeanor, participation, leadership, education and personal growth.) Congratulations to Hulali, Chloe, Emily, Kaua, Alec, Ashton & Velina (not pictured) for September’s Youth of the Month! We dined on magnificent eats from Palisades and conversed over the celebration!

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