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Program to help high-risk students

A free program for high-risk high school students that offers high school and college credit is seeking applicants for its spring session on Maui.

The program, Nature Activities for Learning and Understanding, or NALU, is an environmental learning course for high-risk youth who may need help with achieving academic success, according to a news release.

Applications will be accepted until Jan. 20.

The two-week program will be held during the state Department of Education’s spring break week March 14-18 and the following week in school from March 21-25 and 27.

The program uses cultural understanding of the place where students live to empower them through an immersive and intensive program that teaches skills in environmental stewardship throughout the ahupua’a.

For more information and to apply, see paf.org/nalustudies/.

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MEO offers financial workshop for adults

The first Money Matters Adult Financial Literacy Workshop series of the new year, offered by Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 19 and 20.

The free two-day workshop will help attendees understand and manage daily personal financial situations amid a challenging economic climate.

To register, visit www.meoinc.org/programs-services/business-development-center/financial-literacy/.

For more information, contact Heather Wells at heather.wells@meoinc.org or call (808) 249-2990.

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Clubs to host youth leadership program

Hawaii’s Rotary Clubs will host the second annual virtual junior mini Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, known acronymically as RYLA, from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 19.

The two-hour workshop is designed for middle school students to receive a taste of the RYLA experience. It will feature keynote presentations and breakout sessions so participants can connect with other students from across the state.

All middle school-aged students are encouraged to apply and there is no fee to participate.

The registration deadline is Feb. 10.

To register, visit https://rotaryd5000.org/sitepage/junior-ryla.

For more information, contact Joanne Laird at mamalrd01@gmail.com.

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