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Free mentoring program for Waimea youth (June 1)


A free eight-session program for Waimea youth (ages 12 – 17) is being offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5 – 28, 2012 at the Imiola Church hall in Waimea.

Sessions are 10 a.m.-noon. Space is limited to 12 youth and registration deadline is June 1. Registration forms will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and are available online at

Completed forms can be faxed to Five Mountains Hawaii at 885-9013 or emailed to

The teen mentoring program is an opportunity for youth to develop a dream and personal plan for success through fun, interactive, discovery-based learning sessions with peers.

Participants explore their values, strengths, self-talk, dream, goals, and get help building a “dream team” for support.

The program is anchored by certified Lifeplan facilitators along with adult and teen volunteers. All materials and snacks are provided through the generous support of the program sponsors.

This initial lifeplan training opens doors to more opportunities. Teens who complete this program will be eligible to attend a Lifeplan Youth Summit at Hualalai Resort on July 9. They may also join the Lifeplan Youth Leaders of Waimea (LYLW) project this fall.

This initiative seeks to bring together Waimea area teens from different schools and youth groups who will be mentored to develop themselves as leaders and contribute their ideas and efforts to address challenges that they face.

Its mission is to make Waimea a safer, healthier place for teens to thrive.

For information on the teen program in Hilo (June 5–28), contact Lorraine D’anna at 961-3877 x 133.

Program sponsors are: Five Mountains Hawaii, Lifeplan Institute Hawaii Island, Hawaii Community Foundation, Mama’s House, and Imiola Church.

Lifeplan Institute Hawaii Island was established in May 2010 with a mission to provide 5,000 island teens with a Lifeplan by 2015. At the core of the program is the My Lifeplan Journey, a series of discovery-based learning sessions designed by Dr. Andy Mecca and team from California Mentor Foundation.

In small groups, youth increase self-awareness, refine dreams and goals, create a plan and select mentors to guide them toward their vision of the future.

Lifeplan Institute Hawaii Island is a program of Five Mountains Hawaii.

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