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Boys & Girls Clubs net grant

Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui has been awarded a $203,740 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to support its Power Hour — Papa Hana Ha’awina program.

It provides homework assistance to members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, including Native Hawaiian members who attend Hawaiian immersion schools, to improve their grades and scores in standardized testing. Trained staff provide help with homework assignments and understanding the concepts taught, the Boys & Girls Club news release said. The program also incorporates Native Hawaiian culture-based education for club members.

“We are very grateful to OHA for their continued support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, especially helping us improve our members’ ability to achieve academic success, cultural connectedness and a strengthened sense of well-being,” said Kelly Pearson, chief executive officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui.

Founded in 2000, Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui is a nonprofit organization operating eight facilities that provide after-school and summer program for youths ages 9 to 17. The clubs serve more than 9,000 Maui County youths annually.

For more information on the program or to participate in the clubs, go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui website at www. bgcmaui.org or call 242-4363.