Reps Shimabukuro & Awana to Join UH Talent Search Beach Clean-up on Wai’anae Coast

Media Advisory – Hawaii House of Representatives
September 30, 2010 – For immediate release
Rep.’s Shimabukuro and Awana to join UH Manoa Educational Talent Search program to clean beaches along the Wai’anae Coast

What: The University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Manoa Educational Talent Search (METS) program will hold a beach clean-up on the Wai’anae Coast with almost 100 volunteers from Nanakuli and Wai’anae High School. Community members are welcome to volunteer and help the students.

Why: “The purpose of this clean-up is to give the students a sense of responsibility for their community while learning about their kuleana (responsibility),” said Tanya Uyehara, METS Student Advisor.

When: October 7, 2010, 9:00 – 10:30am

Where: Meet at Maili Beach Park across Beaches Restaurant. Volunteers will clean in both directions, to clean up Maili Beach and Lualualei Beach (“Sewers” beach)

Background: The Manoa Educational Talent Search (METS) Program is a Talent Search program of Trio. The program is based on the University of Hawaii-Manoa, and its mission is to help students succeed in grade promotions and increase the percentage of college bound student. METS provides services to 300 Nanakuli Intermediate and High school students as well as 300 Wai’anae High School students.

Contact: Tanya Uyehara, METS Student Advisor
Mobile: 808-349-7794
Email: tvilla@hawaii.edu

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