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First-of-Its-Kind Micronesian Youth Center Slated to Open this Month in Liliha
July 6, 2021

Fellows mentioned in this story: Josie Howard, Cohort VIII

From the Associated Press:

A nonprofit organization that serves and advocates for the Micronesian and Pacific islander communities in Hawaii plans to open a youth center in Honolulu this month.

The center will offer college and career prep, cultural exhibitions, mentorship programs and study areas, We Are Oceania CEO Josie Howard told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. It will have resources for homeless youth and families, she said.

“Just like a home means everything to a family, this center will be the same,” Howard said. “It’s a place where they can come and seek help. Somebody is there to help, and somebody is there who understands them.”

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