KORK launches at Back to School Bash

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Shy Sadora of Keiki to Career tries out the random wheel Friday during the final push for setting up the Kaua‘i ‘Ohana Resource Kiosk in time for the Back to School Bash at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Some of the Kaua‘i ‘Ohana Resource Kiosk partners, from left Erin Cobb-Adams of Kamehameha Schools, Melissa McFerrin-Warrack of Kukui Grove Center, Shy Sadora of Keiki to Career, Nannie Apalla of the Kaua‘i Resilience Project and Keiki to Career, Jennifer Galvez of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Dave Sharma of the state Department of Health check out the Kaua‘i ‘Ohana Resource Kiosk Friday near the Keiki Korner play area at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Shy Sadora of Keiki to Career, Erin Cobb-Adams of Kamehameha Schools and Nannie Apalla of the Kaua‘i Resilience Project and Keiki to Career unpack materials to complete the Kaua‘i ‘Ohana Resource Kiosk Friday at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

LIHU‘E — Life for young people extends beyond the one-day Back to School Bash, and families can enjoy the Kaua‘i ‘Ohana Resource Kiosk whenever they are at Kukui Grove Center near the Keiki Korner play area.

“This innovative space is your one-stop shop to find out everything you need to know about resources, programs and events for families on Kaua‘i,” said Alice Luck, the president and CEO of Kaua‘i Planning &Action Alliance.

“Want to know more about programs in your community for keiki? We got you! Looking for local resources for health, wellness and child and youth enrichment? This is the place.”

Keiki to Career Kaua‘i is partnering with the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office, KGC, Kamehameha Schools, Hawai‘i Pacific Health’s Wilcox Medical Center, Kaua‘i Makerspace and Hale ‘Opio to bring this resource kiosk to Kaua‘i’s families.

Keiki to Career, in opening the kiosk, is looking for additional partners for the KORK.

“This is a great opportunity for you to do outreach at one of the most popular places on Kaua‘i,” Luck said. “Community partners will have the opportunity to submit brochures, flyers, video, digital images and outreach to the community to promote their services.”

For information, email the KORK working group at kioskmails@gmail.com.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

1 Comments
  1. RGLadder37 July 24, 2021 1:37 am Reply

    I think the governor should postpone school starting again. The case count for the coronavirus keeps rising. This does not look too good going into school like this. They should delay opening up school.


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