The Pono Process is an additional support for youth in Hawaii to use in the event that their rights are not being honored and upheld.
Every child and young person in foster care has certain rights under Hawai‘i State law. If children/youth and those who care for them enforce these rights, it will promote safety and well-being for our young people in foster care.
It is important for young people in foster care to have the same opportunities as other young people not in care. Activities and caring relationships promotes well-being and normal, age-appropriate experiences. A new federal and state law requires states to ensure that young people participate in extracurricular, social and cultural activities.
Learn about the 5 Key Steps in learning to self-advocate.
It is important for young people in foster care to stay connected to their siblings. Watch this video to hear the stories of youth in Hawaii and the importance of sibling connections.
Good communication is not only about expressing yourself but also actively listening and working to understand what the other person is saying. Learning and practicing these healthy communication skills will prepare you for the times when communication with someone is most important.
We talked to students from the California Association of Student Leaders about what they would do if they were president, and what it takes to be an awesome leader. We believe that kids CAN make a difference! How do you plan on making a difference and being a leader in your school/community?