One of our most beloved programs, GLAM (Girls Loved and Mentored) has a new look and feel to it, thanks to its founder, Mrs. Oahu, Tiare Lando. The program, which usually ran 8 weeks and led by staff member, Ms. Tia, has been refined and condensed into a 4 week period, where young girls are able to learn from not only Ms. Tia, but Tiare and her GLAM squad! Lessons on self-esteem, bullying, heartache, harships and inner beauty are discussed in-depth by the group.
Just a side note: Tiare and her team are the best! They always come ready to talk, ready to listen, ready to mentor and ready with treats! See below for some snapshots of the class! Thank you GLAM Hawaii for truly making an impact on the lives of our young women!
Visit http://www.glamhawaii.org for more information on Tiare and the GLAM Squad!
January showers bring…er…February flowers? Here at the Windward Clubhouse, we celebrated our favorite Hallmark holiday with a Valentine’s craft project of chocolate rose bouquets! Together with red cellophane, flower tape, ribbon and of course, let’s not forget the chocolate! See below for some of our members getting into holiday spirit!
Last month, Nathan Peracciny, a videographer from Volcom came by the Windward Clubhouse to feature our members and programs in their commercial. Volcom has what they call the Give Back Series where they aim to raise both funds and awareness for organizations that are doing great things in their own, respective communities.
The partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii began in 2010, where Volcom raised $5,000 and continued into 2011 with additional funds raised as well as a volunteer partnership with team rider Coco Ho, who is currently dedicating 50 hours of volunteer time to the organization as a part of her signature, Give Back Series boardshort.
Since then, Volcom has donated almost $100,000 enabling us to provide vital services to the 12,000 youth we serve a year. When you buy Volcom Hawaii-branded clothing items, a portion of the proceeds go directly to the Boys and Girls Club. All of the Hawaii-only products sold in Hawaii are tagged as Give Back with the aim to raise awareness and funds for this amazing, youth mentoring-focused non-profit whose mission is to inspire young people to become responsible citizens.
See the link to the video below!
Here at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii Windward Clubhouse, we encourage consistency in attendance. Attendance develops good habits and keeps members engaged and out of trouble. Therefore, we decided to recognize our members with visits of at least 104 times in the last quarter. We had quite a bunch that were either 104 or more. We celebrated with food (donated bentos) from Boots and Kimo’s. We hope to see more added to the list next quarter!