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Youth and family financial education program; curriculum developed in partnership with low- and moderate-income communities in Hawaii; Statewide Youth Financial Education Initiative; 36 ...

Youth and family financial education program; curriculum developed in partnership with low- and moderate-income communities in Hawaii; Statewide Youth Financial Education Initiative; 36 community-based partners

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    • Kahua Waiwai, Opio Edition Building a Foundation of Wealth
    • Hawaiian Community Assets
      • Nonprofit Founded by Hawaiians in 2000
        • Originated on the Island of Maui
        • Today, Statewide Offices
      • 5 Board of Directors, 12 full-time staff
        • Statewide Representation
      • Our Mission:
        • To build capacity of low and moderate income communities to achieve and sustain economic self-sufficiency with a particular focus on Native Hawaiians.
    • 2 Primary Programs Areas Hawaiian Community Assets Financial Literacy Services Hawaiian Community Lending Homebuyer Education One-on-One Counseling (Foreclosure Prevention) Youth Financial Education Loan Origination As a Broker Loan Packaging Down Payment Assistance Programs
    • Why Kahua Waiwai?
      • Calls from community
      • Alarming Statistics
        • #1 reason for divorce = financial stress
        • Lowest savings rate in US history
        • 96% increase in BK for youth ages 18-26 over last 10 years
        • More students drop out of college due to financial reasons than academic failure
      • Economic Realities
    • Partners
      • Administration for Native Americans
      • State Department of Human Services
      • Office of Hawaiian Affairs
      • OWEESTA
      • Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
      • YouthVision
    • Developed for & by Community
      • 4 focus groups with 35 participants statewide
      • 20 surveys from Home Buyer Education workshop attendees and community organizations
      • 5 workshops with 74 youth
      • 7 teenagers from YouthVision
    • YouthVision Hawaii
      • Youth-led project
      • Design
      • Layout
      • Illustrations
    •  
    • Kahua Waiwai NOW
      • Promotes wise financial decision making &
      • strong local economy
      • Compares Traditional & Modern Hawaii
        • Conservation over consumption
        • Community well-being over personal wealth
      • Lays foundation for future successes
      • Addresses alarming statistics & stories
      • Jump$tart & Hawaii DOE standards met
    • Results
      • Over 434 Hawaii teenagers served
      • 15 youth graduates
      • Free statewide workshops provided by HCA and 20 partner organizations
      • Trained 72 trainers
      • Statewide collaborative of 36 community-based, financial, and educational organizations
    • Collaborative Members
      • Public & Charter Schools – Connections, Kanu O Ka Aina, Hilo High School
      • Family Services – Kokua Kalihi Valley, Susannah Wesley, Palama Settlement
      • Leadership – Ma`o Farms, KEY Project, Kula No Na Poe Hawaii, Maku`u Farmers Corp
      • Career – Waianae Comp Health Center
      • Special Needs – Hoomana Inc
      • Govt – Honolulu County Family Self-Sufficiency Program
    • Approach Train-the- Trainer Sessions Family Collaborative Partner Workshops Media Community Partnerships HCA Workshops Youth Financial Education
    • Approach
      • HCA Workshops: HCA works with community to provide youth financial education workshops at no-cost to participants
      • Train-the-Trainer Sessions: HCA trains collaborative partner organizations on how to implement and deliver a youth financial education program using Kahua Waiwai
      • Family: Nonthreatening education on family finance
      • Collaborative Partners Workshops: Free workshops held in communities statewide
      • Media: HCA develops press releases, PSAs, and more to promote youth financial education efforts
      • Community Partnerships: Businesses, credit unions, DOE PCNC
    • Where do you fit? How do we partner? What’s our next step?
    • Contact Information
      • Jeff Gilbreath
      • HCA Program Coordinator
      • 587-7653
      • [email_address]
      • www.hawaiiancommunity.net