The popular event is designed to motivate and inspire high school students of Pacific Island ethnicities to prepare well for college and future career opportunities.
Hundreds of high school students from around Hawai‘i Island attended the 3rd Annual Pacific Islander Youth Empowerment Day on Saturday, held at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. The popular event is designed to motivate and inspire students of Pacific Island ethnicities to prepare well for college and future career opportunities.
- See also UH Hilo Stories, Nov. 18, 2014: UH Hilo holds Career Day to inspire Pacific Islander high school students.
Inspired by an ancestral culture of navigation, the overall theme of each conference is “Navigating Success,” focused on the need for the young students to persevere in making right and courageous decisions and to continue on a path of success. The theme of this year’s conference supports the overall goals of Hawai‘i’s public schools: “College, Career, Community Readiness.”
The annual event is sponsored by UH Hilo’s Pacific Islander Student Center.
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Photos courtesy of the Pacific Islander Student Center, see more photos on their Facebook page.