“For there is always light if only we are brave enough to see it.

If only we are brave enough to be it.”

- Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate

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When We Shine Foundation is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based on the island of Maui, in the state of Hawaiʻi. Mission: We design joyful opportunities for young people to connect to environmental stewardship & leadership through arts education. Our work offers visual & auditory representations of the voices & stories of the young people who are changing the world.

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Living Hawaiian Style

In the spring of 2022, ʻĪao Intermediate 6th graders of team Makaliʻi participated in a Legacy project, interviewing people in our community and on ʻĪao school campus to find out what their thoughts are on why growing up on Maui and living here is so special.

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HANA DAYS GONE BY (Aunty Punaʻs Song)

"Raising your voice is a courageous act in this world. Telling your story by singing your song invites the community to a shared understanding in a language that communicates the message even louder and stronger.

My passion and art is to engage children as the creators and protectors of their world, to help them weave new stories of the earth and of each other in a way that’s playful, inclusive, inspiring and ongoing." Melinda Caroll

The Keiki Covid Campaign Project

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Artists are awesome!

Everyone can be an Artist and/or support the Arts – whether musical, visual, digital  or performing – The Arts play an important role in Movements for social change.

We commend and recognize Artists for their audacity to dream, and for their commitment to help spur dynamic social justice. We are grateful for your dedication to helping make the world a better place!

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