Youth and Family Programs
Home‐Based Parenting & Family Counseling Program
Home-Based Parenting Program is delivered primarily in the homes of participants or at a place of their choice. The program provides a “best practice” parenting course that includes the availability of individual and family counseling, parental guidance, intake assessment, case coordination, management, & outreach. The goal is to help strengthen and develop stronger family relationships between the parent and child(ren). The course is delivered via a CD-Rom and covers topics such as communications, problem solving skills, chores and homework responsibilities, step-parent issues and single-parent issues.
Eligibility Requirements: participants must be TANF eligible parents of children 6-18 years of age who reside in Kalihi.
Funding provided by the State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services.
For more information, please contact (808) 847-1535.
Truancy Prevention Program
C.R.A.V.E. – Children Reaching & Attaining Valuable Education
This program aims to make contact with truant youth and those at risk of truanting at the earliest opportunity, and providing a wide range of services to the youth and families in order to stop or prevent the behavior. The target group of middle school‐age students is especially susceptible to engaging in truancy, making preventive measures critical at this point.
Since 2014, the program has incorporated a summer transition program for 5th graders who will enter the 6th grade.
For more information, schools can contact our Youth Services Department at (808) 847-1535.
Youth Development & Life Skills Activities
Activities for community youth that focus on increasing self-esteem and acquiring the basic knowledge necessary to succeed
In relation to the distinct cultural diversity and representation of various ethnic groups, our Youth Development and Life Skills Activities are culturally appropriate and incorporate the input of the community. The staff provide mentoring, counseling, and life skill education. The program aims to strengthen youth’s resistance to gang activity, drugs and school failure through recreational, social development and other activities.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Youth Center at SWCC provides Kalihi youth with a safe and supervised place to go after school. A free After School Program is available to youth, with a safe space to complete homework, have access to computers as well as be engaged with art, skill building, and recreational activities. The program is open to all youth ages 5‐18, Monday through Friday. All youth must be registered to participate in any of the after school activities and specialized groups, which include Homework Tutorial from 2:00‐3:00 PM and activities such as volleyball, basketball, computer use, cooking classes, art and crafts, self‐care classes, and sports tournaments from 2:30–6:00 PM.
For over 25 years, the Kalihi Palama Late Night Basketball League offers a consistent, positive summer recreational activity for the youth; focusing on more than just the fundamentals of the game, but mentoring, nutrition education, positive reinforcement, community service, educational and skill building activities, and sportsmanship.
To help ease the transition from elementary to middle school, our Summer Transition Program builds the capacity of 6th grade students by providing them with a sense of connectedness and security during this transition. The program focuses on developing successful work habits, such as planning, goal setting, and time management. Participants are provided on-going support throughout the school year, by participating in Susie’s school homework help and tutorial programs.
The Summer Enrichment Program is an affordable cost-effective six-week program filled with enriching activities, healthy lunch/snacks, and fun excursions for the keiki.
For more information, schools can contact LiZz DeLeon at (808) 440-5823.