A few of the Transition Center Conference speakers.
(Left to right) Principal of Radford High School James Sunday, President of the Mark Takai Foundation Sami Takai, HIDOE Assistant Superintendent Dann Carlson, and Executive Director of the Hawaii Business Roundtable Gary Kai.
Student ambassadors from Radford High School present their transition center program
Radford High School student ambassadors kickoff their breakout session with an icebreaker.
Leilehua High School student ambassadors share their transition center’s program with intrigued listeners.
Students from Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School talked about the Anchored4Life program.
Anchored4Life is a Transition and Resiliency Club designed to help both military and civilian youth at Pearl Harbor Kai. It is student-led and encourages leadership within team leaders who support their fellow peers.
Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School student ambassador shares her experience about the Anchored4Life program.
Student ambassadors from Pearl Harbor Kai.
Kapolei Middle School student ambassadors.
Kapolei Middle School students talked about their transition experience and being part of the Wingman Program.
Kapolei’s Wingmen Program is a team of students that work together just like a flight of military aircraft, looking out for each other, supporting each other, striving for excellence together and having a blast doing it!
The conference kicked off with opening remarks from United States Senator Mazie Hirono.
LTG Bryan P. Fenton, Deputy Commander of USPACOM speaks from personal experiences working with Transition Centers in Hawaii.
Educators from across the island engage in the history, overview, and reasons why transition centers were started.