Press Releases

HONOLULU — Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui proclaimed the month of October “Farm to School Month.” Stakeholders from the community, including the Ulupono Initiative, The Kohala Center, Jack Johnson’s Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and Department of Agriculture attended the proclamation presentation held this morning at the State Capitol. Farm to School ...
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HONOLULU — As the new school year gets underway, Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui today announced the participants in the statewide R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health) Initiative for the 2016-2017 school year. Nearly 5,000 middle and intermediate public school students at 28 schools across the state will be part of the program. R.E.A.C.H.’s ...
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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 – 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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HONOLULU — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui today announced the participants in the statewide R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health) Initiative for the 2015-2016 school year. More than 3,000 middle and intermediate public school students at 14 schools across the state will be part of the program. R.E.A.C.H.’s mission is to ensure all public ...
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HONOLULU – The Keiki Caucus, a bipartisan group of House and Senate members, today unveiled its 2015 legislative package of priority measures that addresses a variety of issues related to ensuring the protection and welfare of Hawaii’s children and youth. The package includes five key areas of focus including safety and well-being, education, health and ...
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