Positive activities for kids

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Dancers from U Jam Fitness Kehau Ka’awuai (from front right), Suzette Navarro and Gina Dela Cruz lead a fun dance during Saturday’s “Gift of You” event at the University of Hawaii Maui College. The free event featuring entertainment, food, games and mind-challenging exhibitions was presented by Maui Youth & Family Services and sponsored by the Arbonne Charitable Foundation. “It’s about making kids feel good about themselves and to show them that there are so many activities out there they can do,” said Maui Youth & Family Services Development Coordinator Frances Duberstein. She said rather than finding trouble out of boredom, kids need to know there are positive activities and opportunities available for their time, imagination and energy.

Seabury Hall 10th-grader Jason Huynh, 15, tries to find his bearings Saturday while wearing a pair of distortion goggles from the Maui Science Center table. He said walking a crooked line taped on the floor wasn’t all that hard once he figured out how. “Just look at your feet, and it’s straightforward from there,” Huynh said.

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