‘A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia.
No task is too big when done together by all.


BIG Brothers Big Sisters Hawai'i (BBBSH)
  • BBBSH serves over a thousand children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever
  • Community-based mentoring program offers one-on-one mentoring twice per month for a few hours at at time doing activities the youth and adult mentor enjoy in the community
  • School-based mentoring program offers one-on-one mentoring in a supervised group setting after school once a week alongside other matches
  • Maui Mentor Center offers an after school program three days per week that helps students achieve their goals and reach their highest potential
  • A Match Support Specialist will answer questions and offer guidance
  • Helps children become responsible adults
  • Free
  • Eligibility:
    • For community-based mentoring program, mentors must be 18 years of age or older
    • For school-based mentoring programs, mentors are typically high school students, but adult volunteers are welcomed
    • For Maui Mentor Center after school program, youth are between 4th and 6th grade and reside in the Hale Makana community
    • To participate in the programs, youth must be between the ages of 6 through 18

For more information, please contact BBBSH via phone, email, or visit website.

Boys and Girls Club of Maui (BGCM)
  • BGCM offers guidance-oriented character development programs six days a week for youth 6-18 years old
  • Key programs emphasize character and leadership development, education, technology and career development,  health and life skills, arts, sports, fitness, and recreation programs and volunteer opportunities
Annual membership is $5 per year at each location:
  • Central Maui Clubhouse, 100 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului, HI 96732 (242-4363, ext. 229)
  • Haiku Clubhouse, 2830 Hana Highway, Haiku, HI 96708 (575-9024)
  • Kahekili Terrace Clubhouse, 2015 Holowai Place, Wailuku, HI 96793 (244-4443)
  • Lahaina Clubhouse, 280 Shaw Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 (667-9314)
  • Makawao Clubhouse, 931-A Makawao Ave., Makawao, HI 96768 (572-6916)
  • Paukukalo Clubhouse, 657 Kaumualii St., Wailuku, HI 96793 (760-5050)

For more information, please visit website.

Family Programs Hawaiʻi (FPH) Youth Empowerment and Success (YES) Hawaiʻi Program
801 South King St., Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Serves youth between the ages of 14-26 that are currently or formerly involved in the Child Welfare Services (CWS) system
  • Designed to engage youth in meaningful and supportive events and activities, prepare youth for adulthood, expand their supportive network, and build confidence and a feeling of empowerment
  • Services include: outreach and support, peer mentoring, events and activities, leadership and skill building training, and social media and electronic communication training
  • Contact Maui YES Hawaiʻi Event Coordinator Rosie Amico (446-1484) (
Ho'ōla Nā Pua (HNP) Starfish Mentoring Program
P.O. Box 22551 Honolulu, HI 96712
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
  • HNP Starfish Mentoring Program provides mentoring with health-centric, trauma-informed care and support that addresses the unique needs of survivors of sex trafficking and those at risk
  • Serves an Island-wide and National Need through Health, Education, Advocacy, and Reintegration
  • Weekly meetings are activity-based and led by extensively trained mentors aged twenty one or older
  • Mentors offer support and advocacy while serving as positive role models to program participants, ages 11-21, known as mentees
  • Advised by the Activities Coordinator, mentors carefully select activites that encourage foward-thinking, self-empowerment, and prosocial skills

For more information, please contact HNP Starfish via phone, email, or visit website.

Maui Family Support Services (MFSS), Teen Services and Support
1844 Wili Pā Loop, Wailuku, HI 96793
  • MFSS Youth Services provides teens in the Department of Education (DOE) school system skills and confidence to achieve their goals through the Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST)
  • LST is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting social and psychological factors

For more information, please contact MFSS via phone, email, or visit website.

Maui Family YMCA
250 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului, HI 96732
  • YMCA offers a variety of program to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and our community through programs that foster moral growth and build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all
  • Offers holistic programming where youth have fun while they learn to make new friends, develop good values, build new skills, and grow self confidence
  • Opportunities for the entire family to enjoy together and learn about healthy living
  • Programs and activities that foster giving and social responsibility
  • Amenities include group exercise classes, high quality equipment, fitness assessments, swimming pools, various courts for playing ball, personal trainers, and much more
  • Financial assistance available
  • Programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds

For more information, please contact YMCA via phone or visit website

Pāʻia Youth & Cultural Center (PYCC)
65 Puna Road, Pāʻia, HI 96779
  • PYCC proviedes a safe place emotionally and physically for the youth of Pā'ia and surrounding communities
  • Offers a variety of social, educational, cultural, vocational, and recreational activities and assists the youth in being an important and integral part of the community
  • Located on the Pa'ia Bay beach
  • PYCC membership is FREE and open to youth between 9-21 years of age
  • Offers programs, computer and media lab, life skills training opportunities, the Stonewave Sk8park, and Drop-In Center
  • Drop-in center is filled with fun things to do like listen to music, movie nights on Fridays, play games, art projects, and other activities such as pool, basketball, yoga, cooking classes, etc.
  • Offers support services to youth including basic counseling services, referrals to community resources, mediation and mentoring, skills training, and homework assistance
  • Service learning activities provide participants with opportunities to learn while helping to improve an aspect of their community

For more information, please contact PYCC via phone, email or visit website.


Certificate of Age (for 16 & 17 year old minors)
2264 Aupuni Street, Building 2, Wailuku, HI 96793
808-984-2076 or 808-984-2075
  • There are no restrictions on hours except when the minor is required to be in school
  • Free to obtain certificate
  • Apply online
  • Upon applying, must submit one (1) valid proof of age (driver's license, State of Hawai'i ID, court record, birth certificate, immigration record (alien card, visa), or Military ID
  • Upon review and approval of application, a Certificate of Age will be emailed
  • Certificate of Age is valid only when accompanied by an approved proof of age document, which are both presented to the employer at time of hire

For more information, please contact Child Labor Office via phone, email or visit website.

Certified Copy of Birth Certificate: Department of Health
54 South High Street, Rm. #301, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
  • $10 for the first copy; $4 for each additional copy of the same certificate ordered simultaneously; $2.50 Portal Administration fee; total cost to order is $12.50 total
  • All birth certificates must be ordered online through the State of Hawaiʻi DOH Vital Documents website (
  • Name on credit card must match applicant’s name

Credit Report
MAUI: Maui Mall Shopping Center, 70 East Kaʻahumanu Avenue, Suite A-17, Kahului, HI 96732
MOLOKAʻI: Mitchell Pauole Center, 100 Ailoa Street, Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi, HI 96748
For youth under the age of 18:
  • Must complete driver’s education from a certified instructor
  • Must hold an instruction permit for at least 180 days (six months) before taking the road test
  • Youth in Legal Guardianship or Adopted must get application signed by their Legal Guardian
  • Youth in Foster Custody or Permanent Custody must:
  • Get the application from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and inform them of foster care status
  • Youth must turn the form in to their CWS SW to get it signed / approved by the CWS Section Administrator
  • Youth’s CWS SW will return the application to the youth to present back to the DMV
  • Cost is $40 cash
  • All applicants need completed application, certified copy of birth certificate, original (non-laminated) social security card, and two documents verifying proof of principal address (e.g., pay stubs, bank statement, utility bill, W-2, etc.)
  • To take the road test, call beginning at 8 am at least one business day in advance to schedule an appointment
Income Taxes: Federal (1040 EZ) and State (N-11)
  • If you received a W2 from your current or former employer for the previous year, you have until April 15th to file your taxes
  • Here are some companies that offer tax filing assistance:
    • Goodwill Industries of Hawaiʻi and Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Programs will complete taxes for anyone earning less than $50,000 per year
    • File taxes online for free at
    • Turbo Tax ( gives step-by-step help to complete and submit taxes online with help from experienced tax professionals
  • Free medical coverage for former foster youth up to age 26, who have aged out of DHS foster care in Hawaiʻi or placed under Legal Guardianship or Adopted from CWS after age 16
  • Need to reapply by 18th birthday regardless of legal status
  • Full dental coverage through Medicaid Fee-For-Service program provided for persons under age 21; only emergency coverage is available for persons 21 and older

Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Hawaiian Registry Program (HRP) Card
LANAʻI: P.O. Box 631413, Lāna’i City, Lāna’i, HI 96763
MAUI: 33 Lono Ave., Suite 480, Kahului, HI 96732
MOLOKAʻI: P.O. Box 1717, Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi, HI 96748
  • Free photo ID card that confirms Hawaiian Ancestry to apply for OHA programs such as loans, grants, and scholarships
  • Registration is easy, one-time process every 5 years
  • Must submit (can submit in-person, mail, or e-mail):
  • Completed and signed application form
    • If the applicant is a minor, a parent or legal guardian must sign the form
  • Photocopy of applicant’s birth certificate stating Hawaiian ancestry through biological parentage
    • If the birth certificate does not indicate Hawaiian through biological parentage then additional documentation is required
  • Photocopy of a photo ID of the applicant
    • If a minor applicant does not have a photo ID, a copy of the photo ID of the parent or legal guardian who signed the application form is required
  • Color photograph, which will be used on the OHA card
  • Renewal of ancestry verification is required every five years
Register at Kamehameha Schools' (KS) Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center
TOLL - FREE: 1-800-842-4682, Press 2
MAUI: KS Maui Educational Support Services, 275 'A'apueo Parkway, Pukalani, HI 96768
MOLOKAʻI: KS Resource Center, 612 Maunaloa Highway, Bldg. A, Kaunakakai, HI 96748
  • Prove Native Hawaiian ancestry by registering through the KS Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center
  • How to apply:
    • Complete the Hawaiian Ancestry Registry (HAR) form;
    • Provide three (3) generations of birth certificates to prove Native Hawaiian Ancestry;
    • Submit documents in person at the Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center in Honolulu or through the community drop-off points at the KS Resource Centers; or submit by mail to Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center, 567 S. King Street, Suite 102, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • For adoptions, one (1) of the following additional documents are required:
    • Letter of Non-Identifying Information
Register to Vote
  • Law allows 16 year olds to pre-register to vote, but must be 18 years old by election day to vote
    • Need current Hawaiʻi Driver’s License or Hawaiʻi State ID card and social security number to register to vote
    • Can register to vote by mail or online
Register for Selective Service
  • Young men 18 through 25 years of age are required to register with Selective Service
    • Can register at any United States Post Office, online at, or through completing the FAFSA application
    • Young men that do not register by their 26th birthday will not be eligible for any Federal benefits and jobs
Social Security Card: Social Security Administration (SSA)
Toll Free (1-800-772-1213)
  • One Main Plaza, Ste. #125, Wailuku, HI 96793
    • Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • Free; need proof of age (birth certificate), identity (picture ID), and completed application form (SS-5)
State ID: Department of Transportation, Driver’s Licensing Division
LANAʻI: 309 Seventh Street #101, Lāna’i City, Lāna’i, HI 96763 (565-7878)  
MAUI: Maui Mall Shopping Center, 70 East Kaʻahumanu Avenue, Suite A-17, Kahului, HI 96732 (270-7363)
MOLOKAʻI: Mitchell Pauole Center, 100 Ailoa Street, Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi, HI 96748 (553-3430)
  • Open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm
    • Cost is $40 cash for an eight year ID; $5 cash for one year ID
    • All applicants need completed application, certified copy of birth certificate, original (non-laminated) social security card, and two documents verifying proof of principal address (e.g., pay stubs, bank statement, utility bill, W-2, etc.)
Three generations of birth certificates to prove Native Hawaiian Ancestry; register through Kamehameha Schools’ Hoʻoulu Hawaiian Data Center
MAUI: Kamehameha Schools Maui, Educational Support Services, 275 ‘A‘apueo Parkway, Pukalani, HI 96768 (572-3133)
MOLOKAʻI: Molokaʻi Neighbor Island Regional Resource Center, 612 Mauna Loa Hwy., Kūlana ʻŌiwi Complex, Kalamaʻula (553-3673)
  • Open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4:15pm
    • For adoptions, ONE of the following additional documents are required:
    • Letter of Non-Identifying Information of Racial Extraction of Biological Parents (LRE) shows ancestry of biological parents without revealing identity obtained from the Family Court in which the adoption occurred; OR
    • Adoption decree or court order identifying biological Hawaiian parents; OR
    • Pre-adoption birth certificate identifying biological parents along with post-adoption birth certificate
    • If birth certificates of the biological ancestors are not available, then an LRE should be submitted instead
    • Contact information for the Hawaiʻi Family Courts: (
    • If a biological sibling is registered in the Hoʻoulu Hawaiian Data Center and share Hawaiian ancestral parent(s), submitting a birth certificate verifying relationship to registered sibling will satisfy application requirements