Empower youth today on their journey of healing
Empower youth today on their journey of healing by supporting positive pathways to their growth in cultivating a more sustainable future for our islands.
Opportunity Youth Action Hawaiʻi at Kawailoa is a unique collaboration of state and nonprofit agencies reflecting a central campus as a pu‘uhonua, or place of peace, safety, and healing for Hawai‘i’s most vulnerable youth and young adults.
OYAH partners include Hawaiʻi Youth Correctional Facility, Olomana School, Partners in Development Foundation's Kupa ʻAina Farm, Kinai ʻEha, Residential Youth Services & Empowerment, and Hale Kipa.
Partners in Development Foundation is the lead fiscal sponsor of the Kellogg-recognized project, "Kawailoa: a Transformative Indigenous Model to Replace Youth Incarceration." Funds that are donated to PIDF are directed to support programming at the Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center.
Partners in Development Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that inspires and equips families and communities for success and service, using timeless Native Hawaiian values and traditions. The goal is to help these communities overcome difficult challenges in ways that would make them, in turn, teachers and helpers of others in need. Since 1997, PIDF has served over 128,000 people in more than 50 communities across the Hawaiian Islands. To learn more about all of PIDF’s programs serving Hawaiian families, visit pidf.org.