Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii and the Department of Education have partnered to build a new Windward Clubhouse. The permanent facility will be located on the grounds of Kailua Intermediate School. The Windward Clubhouse will include a media center, a social recreational facility and covered basketball courts. The Clubhouse will be available to youth from all schools on the Windward side of Oahu during non-school hours, including after school, intersession and holidays.
Windward Clubhouse Capital Campaign
It will offer youth development programs that emphasize character and leadership development; education, technology, and career development; health and life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness, and recreation.
“The Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii plays an important role in helping youth develop the skills and self-confidence they need to become responsible, productive citizens,” said former Governor Lingle. “The State is proud to partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii and the many private and community organizations that have generously contributed to the Windward Clubhouse to provide a safe, nurturing place where our youth can grow and learn.”
“This is an extremely exciting opportunity to create an educational experience for young people,” said David Nakada, former executive director, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii. “By partnering with the State DOE we are able to build a facility and offer a program that will seamlessly create an 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m., in-school and after school day at Kailua Intermediate School. We could not have come this far without the visionary leadership and perseverance of Kailua Intermediate School Principal Suzanne Mulcahy,” Nakada added.
The Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii operates seven facilities on Oahu and two on Kauai where members can access programs and services that guide them to become responsible citizens. Known as “The Positive Place for Kids, ” Boys and Girls Club clubhouses and outreach sites provide guidance-oriented character development programs six days a week for children 7-17 years old. Annual membership is $1.
The Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii is a charter member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and has been operating in Hawaii since 1976.
The organization touches the lives of over 14,000 members and provides services to an additional 5,000 youths each year, many from disadvantaged populations.