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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 ...
Read More Farm to School Initiative Asks Farmers to Submit Bids

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

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 ...
Read More After-School Programs for Middle and Intermediate Schools Expand with R.E.A.C.H.

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 ...
Read More R.E.A.C.H. Bill Part of Keiki Caucus Package

HONOLULU — During an after-school student assembly held at Mililani Middle School, Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui today announced that the school has been selected to participate in the pilot program for his statewide after-school initiative, R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health). The Lt. Governor also presented Principal Elynne Chung with a $45,000 check, ...
Read More Lt. Governor Launches After-School Pilot Program for Middle and Intermediate Schools

HONOLULU —  Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui’s after-school initiative, R.E.A.C.H., received more than $50,000 from the Honolulu Professionals Foundation (HPF) as a result of a fundraiser held in June. More than one thousand people attended the benefit, which included entertainment from top local acts, such as Anuhea, Weldon Kekauoha, Manoa DNA and Hoaikane, just to name ...
Read More Lt. Governor Tsutsui’s After-School Initiative Receives More than K in Donations