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


  • Free program offers beach access and therapeutic ocean activities in a safe and barrier free environment to anyone with a physical and/or cognitive disability and their family members
  • Trained volunteers provide adaptive surfing, shoreline flotation, and swimming lessons for any person with a disability on the first Saturday of each month at White Plains Beach Park from 9 am to 1 pm
  • No appointments necessary; sign up at the beach (arrive no later than 11:30am to ensure a surf time)
  • Participants range in age from three to 83 and have included paraplegics, quadriplegics, amputees, cerebral palsy, blind, autistic, multiple sclerosis, downs syndrome, and others
For more information, please contact AccessSurf via phone, email, or visit website.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaiʻi (BBBSH)
418 Kuwili St #106, Honolulu, HI 96817
  • Community-Based Mentoring program offers one-on-one mentoring twice per month for 2-4 hours at a time doing activities they 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
  • Holomua online mentoring program pairs high school students with adult volunteers to promote college and career readiness
  • A Match Support Specialist will answer questions and offer guidance
  • For community-based mentoring programs, 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
  • To participate in the programs, youth must be between 6-18 years of age
  • Helps children become responsible adults
For more information, please contact BBBSH via phone, email, or visit website.
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaiʻi (BGCH)
www.bgch.com For more information, please contact BGCH via phone, email, or visit website.
Captain's Club HI
Sailing from La Mariana Sailing Club, 50 Sand Island Access Rd Honolulu, HI 96819
  • Focuses on foster and at-risk youth, ages 10 through 16, recruiting through numerous agencies in the community both private and State operated
  • starting off as a team in an alien environment, each youth is on a level playing field
  • A year long commitment required one Sunday per month
  • Sailing manual with 12 lesson plans provided
  • Lesson plans cover: knowledge of ocean safety, basic sailing skills, teamwork, snacks are server on each sail

For more information, please contact Captain's Club via phone, email, or visit website.

Child & Family Service (CFS) 'Imi 'Iki Program
Honolulu: 1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. Suite C-301, Honolulu, HI 96817
Ewa: 91-1841 Fort Weaver Rd. Ewa Beach, HI 96706
  • Free project-based cultural learning program that helps youth to better connect with themselves, their 'ohana, and their community through group services and community-based cultural learning activities
  • Weekly groups focus on culturally relevant themes and culminates with a huaka'i (journey) to culturally-significant locations
  • Youth groups focus on various themes such as positive coping skills, good communication, healthy relationships, and other important concepts
  • Supports resilience and a positive transition to young adulthood
  • Open to referrals from the public for youth ages 10-21

Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) Teen Alert Program (TAP)
Legal Helpline: 808-531-3771
N.I. Toll - Free: 1-808-690-6200


  • TAP is a teen dating violence prevention, education, and intervention program based in Hawai'i at the DVAC
  • TAP's work is centered around building a movement where our youth feel safe, empowered, and dignified in making decisions on who and how they love
  • Provides education and workshops on healthy relationships, gender roles, consent, and community intervention strategies to public and private intermediate and high schools, colleges, youth agencies/ community groups, community advocates, and service providers
  • Provides one-on-one individualized advocacy support for youth experiencing teen dating violence in Hawai'i
  • Works with teens to promote healthy relationships by addressing social norms that reinforce abuse
  • Free and confidential
  • If you or someone you know needs help but is not a teenager, DVAC offers the same advocacy services to adults. For more information, go to DVAC's website or call the Helpline at 808-531-3771

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

Family Programs Hawaiʻi (FPH) Youth Empowerment & Success (YES) Hawaiʻi Program
801 S 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 Oʻahu YES Hawaiʻi Event Coordinator Jennifer O'Donnell (384-8383) (jennifer@familyprogramshi.org)
Hālau ʻĪnana ma Kapaʻakea
2438 S Beretania St Honolulu, HI 96826
  • An innovation and collaboration space where Native Hawaiian learners and leaders converge for inspiration, experimentation and new knowledge creation.
  • Grounded in Hawaiian worldview, Halau 'Inana is place that will cultivate a new generation of 'oiwi leaders, innovators, intreprenuers, and entrepreneurs.
  • The Halau will host and curate various programs, services, events and activities that foster 'oiwi leadership development, creative thinking and problem solving, knowledge and resource sharing, innovation prototyping and incubation

For more information about Hālau ʻĪnana, please visit website.

Hale Kipa, Inc., Youth Outreach (YO!) Program
415 Keoniana St Honolulu, HI 96815

  • Hale Kipa’s YO! program in collaboration with the Waikīkī Health Center provide services and outreach to runaway and homeless youth and young adults on Oʻahu
  • Provides street outreach, drop-in services, case management, counseling, and health and medical services to street and street-identified youth on a referral and walk-in basis
  • Also provides assistance to youth to find permanent housing
Hoʻōla Nā Pua (HNP) Starfish Mentoring Program
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

  • HNP Starfish Mentoring Program provides mentoring with health-centric, trauma-informed care and support that address the unique needs of survivors of sex trafficking and those at risk.
  • Serves Island-wide and National Need through Health, Education, Advocacy, and Reintegration
  • Weekly meetings are activity-based and led by extensively trained mentors aged 21 or older
  • Mentors offer support and advocacy while serving as positive role models to program participants konw as mentees
  • Advised by the Activities Coordinator, mentors carefully select activities that encourage forward-thinking, self-empowerment, and prosocial skills
  • Available to girls ages 11-21 years old

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

Residential Youth Services & Empowerment (RYSE)
42-470 Kalaniana'ole Hwy Kailua, HI 96734


  • RYSE will provide a 24/7 access center to help give Hawai'i's homeless youth brighter future
  • Serves ages 18 to 24 who are currently on the street can have access to a safe temporary living space specifically designed to address their unique needs
  • Drop in hours from 8am - 8pm
  • Drop ins can get a shower, meal, be able to wash clothes, and have a safe place to hang out
  • Can receive skilled health and medical attention, counseling, GED education, job training and employment assistance

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

Surfrider Spirit Session (SSS)



  • SSS provides unique and innovative programs inspired by Hawaiian culture and practices, which are driven by the support of volunteer mentors from our community
  • SSS helps change youth perspectives, attitudes and behaviors, and provide additional support and perspectives to break the cycle of errant behavior
  • Builds youth confidence and culture awareness
  • Provides support for youth who request assistance in homework, job seeking, and general advice outside of surf sessions
  • Has healthy and enjoyable physical activities
  • Provides a practice ground for learning how to communicate effectively and appropriately, asking for help and accepting guidance, following rules, behaving responsibly, and following schedules
  • Exposes youth to a larger world of job possibilities, a new network of contacts, and positive role models
  • Eligible youth are ages 13-18 who are direct to SSS programs by Hawai'i Family Court judges from Hawai'i Girls Court, Hawai'i Juvenile Drug Court, and youth referred by youth serving programs

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

YMCA of Honolulu
Charles H. Atherton Branch: 1810 University Ave Honolulu, HI 96822 (808-946-0253)
YMCA Camp Erdman: 69-385 Farrington Hwy Wailua, HI 96791 (808-637-4615)
Central Branch: 401 Atkinson Dr Honolulu, HI 96814 (808-941-3344)
Kaimuki-Waialae Branch: 4835 Kilauea Ave Honolulu, HI 96816 (808-737-5544)
Kalihi Branch: 1335 Kalihi St Honolulu, HI 96819 (808-848-2494)
Leeward Branch: 94-440 Mokuola St Waipahu, HI 96797 (808-671-6495)
Mililani West Oahu Branch: 95-1190 Hikikaulia St Mililani, HI 96789 (808-625-1040)
Nu'uanu Branch: 1441 Pali Hwy Honolulu, HI 96813 (808-536-3556)
Windward Branch: 1200 Kailua Rd Kailua, HI 96734 (808-261-0808)


  • Offers a variety of programs 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 foster giving and social responsibility
  • Now offers unlimited access to a wide range of health and wellness classes, programs, and amenities (group classes, high quality equipment, fitness assessments, swimming pools, various courts for playing ball, personal trainers, and much more) at 8 YMCA branches across the island at an affordable price
  • 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, email, or visit website.


Certificate of Age (for 16 & 17 year old minors)
830 Punchbowl St Rm. 340 Honolulu, HI 96813


  • There are no restrictions on hours except when the minor is required to be in school
  • Free
  • Eligibility:
    • Can apply online
    • 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 or visit website.

Certified Copy of Birth Certificate: Department of Health: Office of Health Status Monitoring
1250 Punchbowl St., Rm. 103, Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-4539 or 808-586-4542

  • Open Monday through Friday at 7:30am to 2:30pm
  • $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
  • There are 3 ways to apply for a certified copy of your birth certificate:
  • Credit card, cashier's check, certified check, or money order payments are accepted. Cash payment is only accepted when applying in person. Personal checks will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact the Office of Health Status Monitoring via phone or visit website.

Credit Report

Driver’s License
Kapalama: 925 Dillingham Blvd #101 Honolulu, HI 96817 (808-768-9100)
Kapolei: 1000 Ulu'ohi'a St #101 Kapolei, HI 96707 (808-768-3100)
Koolau: 47-388 Hui Iwa St Kaneohe, HI 96744 (808-239-6301)
Wahiawa: 330 North Cane Street DLC, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (808-768-4054)
Waianae: 85-670 Farrington Hwy #3 Waianae, HI 96792 (808-768-4222)


  • 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
    • Forms of payments accepted are cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or Checks made payable to : City and County of Honoulu
  • 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.)

For more information, please visit website.

Income Taxes: Federal (1040 EZ) and State (N-11)

  • 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 http://myfreetaxes.com/goodwillhi
  • Turbo Tax (http://turbotax.intuit.com) gives step-by-step help to complete and submit taxes online with help from experienced tax professionals

Med-QUEST Medical Insurance Card
Oʻahu Section: 801 Dillingham Blvd 3rd Fl Honolulu, HI 96817 (808-587-3521) or (808-587-3540)
Kapolei Unit: Kākuhihewa State Office Building, 601 Kamokila Blvd Rm 415 Kapolei, HI 96707 (808-692-7364)

  • 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

For more information, please contact Med-QUEST via phone or visit website.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Hawaiian Registry Program (HRP) Card
560 N Nimitz Hwy #200, Honolulu, HI 96817

  • Free photo ID card that confirms Hawaiian Ancestry to apply for OHA programs such as loans, grants, and scholarships
  • Must submit (can submit in-person, mail, or e-mail):
  • Completed and signed application form
    • If applicant is a minor, a parent or legal guardian must sign the form
  • Provide photocopy of applicant’s birth certificate stating Hawaiian ancestry through biological parentage
    • If the birth certificate does not indicate Hawaiian through
  • Photocopy of a photo ID of the applicant
  • Color photograph, which will be used on the OHA card
  • Renewal of ancestry verification is required every five years

Register to Vote
802 Lehua Avenue Pearl City, HI 96782


  • Must register with the Office of Elections before you can exercise your right to vote
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Must be a resident of the State of Hawai'i
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
      • 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
  • Applications are available online and the following locations
    • Office of Elections
    • Clerk's Offices
    • State Libraries
    • U.S. Post Offices
    • Most State Agencies
    • Satellite City Halls

For more information, please contact Office of Elections via phone, email, or visit website.

Register for Selective Service
TOLL-FREE: 888-655-1825
✉ DMCSupport@sss.gov


  • Young men 18 through 25 years of age are required to register with Selective Service
  • Ways to register
    • Register at any United States Post Office
    • Register online
    • Register by completing and mailing the reminder mail-back card directly to Selective Service System. Selective Service System send this card to many men around the time they turn 18 years old
    • Register with a high school staff member or teacher who is an appointed Selective Service Registrar
    • Check *Register Me* on box #22 on the FAFSA application and the Department of Education will furnish Selective Service with the information
  • Young men that do not register by their 26th birthday will not be eligible for any Federal benefits and jobs

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

Social Security Card: Social Security Administration Office Toll Free
TOLL FREE: 1-800-772-1213
Honolulu: 300 Ala Moana Blvd Rm 1-114 Fed Bldg Honolulu, HI 96850
Kapolei: 970 Manawai St Kapolei, HI 96707

  • Open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm; Wednesdays from 8:30am to 11:30am
  • Free
  • To apply, need proof of US citizenship and age (birth certificate), identity (picture ID), and completed application form (SS-5)

State ID: Department of Transportation, Driver’s Licensing Division
Open Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm
Kapalama: 925 Dillingham Blvd #101 Honolulu, HI 96817 (808-768-9100)
Kapolei: 1000 Uluohia St #101 Kapolei, HI 96707 (808768-3100)
Koolau: 47-388 Iwa St Ste 19 Kaneohe, HI 96744 (808-239-6301)
Wahiawa: 330 N Cane St DLC, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (808-768-4054)
Waianae: 85-670 Farrington Hwy #3 Waiʻanae, HI 96792 (808-768-4222)

  • Can be obtained at any state driver’s licensing office
  • 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
Honolulu Office: 567 South King St Ste 102 Honolulu , HI 96813 (523-6228)
Open Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm
CLC at Nānākuli (CLCN): 89-101 Farrington Hwy., Waiʻanae, HI 96792 (668-1517) (http://apps.ksbe.edu/clcn)
Open Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm
CLC at Māʻili (CLC-M): 87-790 Kulauku Street, Waiʻanae, HI 96792 (670-2045) (www.ksbe.edu/kapua/site/clc_maili)

  • Open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
  • 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: (www.courts.state.hi.us/courts/family/family_courts.html)
  • 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