Youth Empowerment

All of us, even if you say you don’t, have something we are extremely passionate about. Many of us end up pursuing this passion in life…whether it’s through a volunteer opportunity, discovering a talent or hobby, or a following a dream career. 

If you feel you don’t have a passion, pump up your curiosity by exploring your surroundings! There are plenty of options to choose from including getting active in your community, joining a slam poetry or dance group, or participating in a political activism event on an issue you are really interested in. These issues can range from education, student government, to art or music. 

It’s a fact, getting involved will open doors you never knew were there...and in the process you may meet new friends and finally discover your passion.


Be Empowered by...

  • Becoming a truly resourceful and resilient person
  • Facing any uphill challenges with comfort, focus, energy and decisiveness
  • Applying your experiences to refining a talent, finding a possible career, to better your health (or your community’s health), or just simply follow your life passions
  • Standing up for what you believe in, even when others disagree. Your opinion matters!

For more information about taking action, leadership opportunities or volunteering

Born This Way Foundation
If you are interested in LGBTQ issues and want to learn more about how to become an advocate for change visit this website:

Teens Health
Teens Health gives you some insight about the importance of volunteering. Check them out...Get involved...and finally, find your passion by learning about yourself and the issues that interest you!

Young Workers
Props to you for being a working teen! Make sure to get the facts on your rights at work and tips on staying healthy and safe.

Lanakila Pacific
Volunteer for Meals on Wheels to help provide meals to our senior citizens.

Preserve Hawai‘i
Volunteer opportunities on Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu.

Learn how to "Go Green" and volunteer with Kupu Hawaii.

Brave New Voices
Brave New Voices is a network of organizations committed to building safe spaces that challenge young people to develop and present the power of their voices through poetry...slam poetry. 

Friendship Bench Hawaii

B.E.A.C.H. is always looking for volunteers to help education the public about keeping our beaches clean and our marine life healthy.

Hawaiian Humane Society
Become a care-taker for animals or help to prevent animal cruelty by volunteering with th e Hawaiian Humane Society.