ETV Applications for Fall 2018 will open on Shakatown.com on May 1st
Do you need more money for education?
Does this sound like YOU:
Between the ages of 18 -21 [or 22 if you received ETV $ when you were 21]
Aged out of DHS Foster Care at 18 or older; or
Adopted at age 16 or older from DHS foster care; or
Legal guardianship to a relative at age 16 or older from DHS foster care.
Attending an accredited institution of higher education in Fall 2018
Continuing college student making satisfactory progress [“C” or better]
Need more money for education and have a reasonable budget?
If this sounds like you, apply for ETV free Federal money – This is not a loan.
ETV Awards can go up to $5,000.00 per year – based on need.
Young adults in a DHS program like Imua Kakou (Extended Foster Care),
Extended Adoption or Guardianship Assistance, and Higher Ed may be eligible
Not sure if you may be eligible? File an application and DHS will figure out
if you are eligible. If you have questions or need help, contact your worker, GAL or
one of the Independent Living Providers listed below:
Kauai: Hale ‘Opio, 808-245-2873, www.haleopio.org
O‘ahu: Hale Kipa, 808-589-1829 ext. 251, www.halekipa.org
Maui: Maui Youth and Family Services, 808-579-8414, www.myfs.org
Hawai‘I Island: The Salvation Army – Family Intervention Services, East
Hawai‘i: 808-959-5855, West Hawai‘i: 808-323-8174,
Application period opens: May 1, 2018
Last day to file an application: August 15, 2018
Students who plan to attend college in Fall 2018 should already file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and apply for scholarships. If there is a gap between how much you have been awarded and how much you need to cover your tuition, books, supplies and expenses than ETV can help fill in this need.
Current and former foster youth on Oahu are invited to join us for a beach picnic with a giant inflatable slide on Saturday, April 21st from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. We will be at Kalanianiole Beach Park in Nanakuli located at 89-269 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792. Call us to RSVP! Details below…
Looking for a job? Polish your resume for the upcoming career fair at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. Need help printing your resume or registering for free admission? Any current or former foster youth can stop by the Family Programs Hawaii office (at 801 S King Street, just a block away from the Blaisdell Center) and YES staff can help. Call Jen 384-8383, or email your resume JODonnell@familyprogramshi.org
YES! staff is partnering with student government to host a game day at the Leeward Community College campus in Pearl City. Details below. Fun and prizes included!
Hawaii Dental Association Foundation is sponsoring “Give Kids a Smile” on Saturday, February 24th at the Waikiki Health Makahiki Clinic. Open to the public. Kids must attend with a guardian to get free dental services. Details at the link below: