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HONOLULU — The Farm to School Initiative is seeking qualified farmers and vendors to submit bids to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to various Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools statewide. Local farmers are encouraged to submit their bids by July 13. The invitation for bids (IFB) can be found at http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/ifb-d17-005. Spearheaded by ...
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HONOLULU – The Office of Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui and the R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health) Initiative are accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year.  Intermediate/middle public school educators are eligible to apply.  The application period is from Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, July 1, 2016 by 3:00 p.m. R.E.A.C.H.’s mission is to ensure all public school students in ...
Read More Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui’s R.E.A.C.H. Initiative Accepting Applications for 2016-17 School Year

KALIHI —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui visited students participating in the Soccer for Success program at Kalakaua Middle School.  Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s free after-school initiative being held at Kalakaua Middle, Waikiki Elementary and Waiamanalo Elementary and Intermediate schools. The program was brought to Hawaii through a partnership between the U.S. Soccer ...
Read More Lt. Governor Visits Kalakaua Middle’s Soccer for Success Program

 HONOLULU — Dozens of local farmers had a unique opportunity to showcase their produce and goods at a “Farm to School Information Session and Mixer.”  While sharing information about their products and farm, farmers learned how they can become a qualified vendor and increase their supplies with the State.  Additionally, those in the agriculture community had ...
Read More Farm to School Information Session and Mixer a Success

HONOLULU – Students participating in the Soccer for Success pilot initiative had a chance to refine their passing, dribbling and receiving skills today with the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Soccer Team during a clinic held at the Manoa campus.  The Rainbow Wahine mentored the students with their soccer skills and warmed them up for ...
Read More UH Rainbow Wahine Soccer Team Hosts Clinic for Soccer for Success Students

HONOLULU — Local farmers have a unique opportunity to showcase their produce and goods at a “Farm to School Information Session and Mixer.” Those interested are encouraged to register beginning today at http://koha.la/f2smixeroahu or call The Kohala Center at 808-887-6411. Registration ends April 21 and it is free to register, but space is limited. The ...
Read More Hawaii Farmers Invited to Showcase Produce and Goods

HONOLULU — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui is working collaboratively with the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture and Department of Education to gather information from the agriculture community for the Farm to School Initiative. Farmers across the state are being asked to participate in a Request for Information (RFI) survey for the Initiative’s market research, beginning April ...
Read More Farm to School Initiative Seeks Information from Local Farmers

HONOLULU – Students at Lahaina Intermediate School’s after-school program received more than $2,000 in sports equipment from R.E.A.C.H. Out Hawaii, in partnership with Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui. Much needed volleyballs and equipment were donated to the nine teams in the program. Students have been practicing with balls that were inadequate and worn.  And with the ...
Read More Lahaina Intermediate School Receives Free Sports Equipment from R.E.A.C.H.

HONOLULU – Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, along with R.E.A.C.H. Out Hawaii Board Members Tom Apple, Lori Lum, and Tyler Tokioka, received a $50,000 check from The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). The money will go to R.E.A.C.H. Out Hawaii, a nonprofit corporation, which provides support for intermediate and middle school programs in Lt. Governor Tsutsui’s R.E.A.C.H. (Resources ...
Read More Coca-Cola Supports State After-School Initiative for Middle and Intermediate Schools

MOANALUA —  Keep up the good work Moanalua Middle School! Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, along with the school’s area lawmakers Senators Glenn Wakai and Donna Mercado Kim and Representatives Linda Ichiyama and Aaron Johanson, got an update on how the Mustangs’ afterschool program is progressing with its R.E.A.C.H. funding. About 200 students participate in a ...
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