The National Youth in Transition Database Survey (NYTD): share information to help improve services to youth in foster care and earn some money at the same time.
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Helps youths learn the basics of handling their money and finances,
including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions.
Equipping young people in their formative years with the basics of financial
education can give them the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to manage their finances once they enter the real world.
Money Smart - A Financial Education Program
News & Events
Jul 08, 2016
Fall 2016 ETV
May 1, 2016- Applications opened
August 19, 2016 Last day for applications, including submission of ALL required documents.
Awards based on need – up to $5,000.00 per year.
You can file an ETV application even if you participate in another DHS program, like Imua Kakou (Extended Foster Care)! and Extended Assistance (AA/PA)! or Higher Ed !
Not sure if you might be eligible? File an application and DHS will figure out if you are eligible.
Basic eligibility criteria:
AGE: 18 – 21 [& up to 23, if Youth received an ETV when 21]
Aged / transitioned out of DHS Foster Care at 18 or older
Adopted at age 16 or older
Legal guardianship to a relative at age 16 or older
Attending an accredited institution of higher education
Making satisfactory progress [“C” or better] – specifically not on FAFSA academic suspension / probation
Budget is reasonable and for allowable cost of attendance
Dec 30, 2015
ShakaTown will be down for maintenance tomorrow (Thursday 12-31-15) morning from 7am to 8am HST.
Thanks and Happy New Year from your SHAKA development team.
Oct 29, 2015
Higher Education and ETV Applications are NOW Open for Spring 2016
12/31/2015 - Last day for ETV applications. All ETV applications and all required documentation must be completed by this date.
Jun 09, 2014
Watch this video on DHS' new program called Imua Kakou. Log into ShakaTown to Apply Now.
May 08, 2014
UH Maui College Software Development Center (The tech support department for ShakaTown) is currently seeking applicants for their Fall 2014 Internship Program. For more information about this internship please go to intern.dhshawaii.net