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Teen Expo Summer Kickoff on May 25

May 17, 2012
The Maui Weekly

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui (BGCM), in partnership with the County of Maui, Kiwanis International and Toni Rojas Events, have announced the second, free Teen Expo, slated for Friday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BGCM-Central Kahului Club "Field of the Future." The drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free event designed for teens 13 to 20 is open to all County of Maui teens and their families.

"Our first year was such a great success, we just had to ask our sponsors to help us make it happen again," said Kelly Pearson, BGCM director of operations. "This year, we have scheduled it the day after public school gets out and have rightfully named it 'Summer Kickoff.' We are expecting over 3,500 teens to attend. There is such a huge gap in services for teens in Maui County. So many people got on board to help--it's been really exciting. I know it will be a fun, informative, positive day for our teens."

Through the planning process, the event has grown to be a way to link teens and their families to healthy, wholesome products and services, with emphasis on character building and prevention of teen underage drinking.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, in partnership with the County of Maui, Kiwanis International and Toni Rojas Events, have announced the second, free Teen Expo, slated for Friday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui-Central Kahului Club “Field of the Future.”

Josh Tatofi will open for Maui's own EKOLU. There will also be door prizes, a Roselani ice cream eating contest, Donut Eating Contest and other fabulous entertainment. Food booths and teen-friendly product and service providers will be on-hand.

The event is presented and funded by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, State of Hawai'i Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Strategic Framework - State Incentive Grant G# 5U79 SPO 13944, Kiwanis International, Hawai'i LECET (a partnership with the Hawai'i Laborers' Union, Local 368 and union contractors) and Hawai'i Operating Engineers Local #3 JAC.

Bring your own lawn chairs and umbrellas. Free youth transportation will be provided to the event by Maui Economic Opportunity.

For more information and the transportation schedule, visit www.bgcmaui.org.

 
 

 

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