Youth Empowerment & Success (YES) Hawai‘i is new program administered by Family Programs Hawai‘i, in partnership with EPIC ‘Ohana and the Department of Human Services."Empowering young people impacted by foster care."

Apply for Geist Scholarship now

Are you a senior in high school?  A returning college student?

Current and former foster youth who are planning to attend college in the Fall 2018 semester should apply for the Geist Scholarship now.  You will need to request and upload a transcript from your high school or college as soon as possible.  The deadline is 1/31/18.  In addition to the Geist Scholarship, Hawaii Community Foundation administers millions of dollars worth of other scholarships.  Students can search and apply for many different scholarships at the same site.  Here is the link to the application

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Surf with YES!

YES Oahu is partnering with Surfrider Spirit Sessions to offer a free surf lesson to current and former foster youth.  We are limited to 15 participants, so call us now and reserve your spot.  We meet on Saturday morning, January 27th.  Details are on the flyer below.

Surf Event

Foster Youth Internship Opportunity in Washington DC

Want to make an impact on public policy?  Learn more about an opportunity for previous/current foster youth interested in interning with a Member of Congress in Washington, D.C. and make an impact on federal child welfare policy. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute is currently taking applications for its 2018 Foster Youth Internship Program! CCAI provides a weekly stipend, as well as covers major expenses such as housing in Washington, D.C., transportation to/from Washington, D.C., and public transportation to/from the congressional office internship. The dates for the 2018 Foster Youth Internship Program are May 29 – July 27, 2018.
All application materials must be received by Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:00pm EST.  For more information about the program and to access the application form, please visit our website.  More details are listed below!
For questions and assistance, please contact Taylor Draddy at or call 202.544.8500.