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This is Hawaii’s state network community to connect and help youth who are or were in Hawaii's foster care system.

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Our Town's Mission...
Helping our youth make the transition from foster care to independent living.

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Last Revised: Nov 6, 2013 shakatown.com

Graduation  Higher Education Students can now apply online for benefits to assist with the cost of attending an instituition of higher education:
For More Information about the Higher Ed or ETV Awards Click Here

Nytd-1  NYTD

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.

For More Information about NYTD Click Here


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It's QUICK, EASY and SECURE.

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Moneycalculator64   Money Smarts

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


Apr 17, 2014  

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education: Proud sponsor of the American mind.

http://studentaid.ed.gov/

Foster Youth Vouchers

www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/more/contacts

www.statevoucher.org/

www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth

www.nrcyd.ou.edu/state-pages/search

Jan 21, 2014  

Better Start

Better Start Page 2

Jan 15, 2014  

Higher education and ETV applicants must apply for FAFSA and at least two (2) other scholarship/grants. 

The Hawaii Community Foundation is a good place to start. From the Foundation’s webpage:  In 2011, [the Hawaii Community Foundation (including The Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation Scholarship Program) distributed more than $4.6 million to deserving students, making it the third largest private provider of post-secondary scholarships in the state.

Hawaii Community Foundations Scholarships: (http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org//scholarships/how-apply-scholarships):

NEW EARLY DEADLINE: Start early!
Submit your application by January 31, 2014 and HCF will review it to ensure that all required supplementary materials are properly submitted (i.e. SAR and grade transcript).  HCF will notify you if your supplementary documents are not acceptable and you will have an opportunity to make any necessary revisions. Please note that you must resubmit by the final deadline to be considered for scholarships.

The FINAL DEADLINE to submit your complete the online application is 4:00 p.m. (HST) on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

If you have questions, please email HCF Scholarships or call
808-566-5570 (or toll-free from neighbor islands: 1-888-731-3863).

Jan 02, 2014  

ShakaTown will be down on Saturday January 4, 2014 from 5:00am to 4:00pm

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 
Dec 04, 2013  

HAWAII'S ROBERT PONO HEANU-TOYAMA, NANGLAR NOY WORACHIT, & GERNANI YUTOB RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

FosterClub works and learns from countless young people from the foster care system who are true inspirations. These young leaders have persevered through challenging circumstances and are now finding different ways to give back to their community and disprove negative stereotypes about  young people in foster care. On November 22th, 2013 it was announced that Robert Pono Heanu-Toyama, Nanglar Noy Worachit,  & Gernani Yutob were  selected as one of FosterClub’s 100 Outstanding Young Leaders of 2013.


Congratulations to Robert Pono Heanu-Toyama!!

Congratulations to Nanglar Noy Worachit!!

Congratulations to Gernani Yutob!!

Videos


You Cannot get HIV Ladatt!

Starring Augie T and Kutmaster Spaz

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`Ohana is Forever V: Our Next Steps
Working Together to Improve Outcomes for Transitioning Foster Youth in Hawai'i

For more Information Ittakesanohana.org/2011/10/2183/

Family Findings


The Kalani Story

Family Findings will help reconnect youth with their lost relatives. Coming Soon to ShakaTown!!!!

If you are a youth looking for a lost relative, please contact your social worker.