Circles of Light gets YB help for children’s art

Liana Soong had a good day, Tuesday.

Not only was it her first day on the job as the executive director for Circles of Light, her day was capped when Circles of Light received a grant from the Young Brothers Community Advisory Board which will be used to acquire art supplies.

“Circles of Light is an after-school art program,” said Sharon Gonsalves, the organization’s board member. “All of the programs we have are free to the children who participate so the grant is very welcome in getting materials the students can use.”

Gonsalves, who filled the executive director’s seat at one time, said Circles of Light currently services two A-Plus programs at the ‘Ele‘ele and Kalaheo schools.

Additionally, it offers programs at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center, the Lihu‘e Court Townhouses, Hui O Hanama‘ulu and the Hale Ohana in Kapa‘a, making the organization’s reach almost island-wide.

During the summer months, Gonsalves said Circles of Light has a weekly program which meets each Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Storybook Theater in Hanapepe.

“That program will continue through the last week of July,” Gonsalves said. “We also have a program with the Boys & Girls Kapa‘a Clubhouse and the Boys & Girls Mobile for the Anahola children.”

For more information on the Circles of Light program, call 632-0116.


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