Our mission is to educate Maui’s under-served youth in media arts, journalism, and emerging mobile technology for use in self expression, communication, and social change. Akaku’s AYME program provides Maui’s under-resourced youth with much needed access to professional development through hands on experience, education and mentoring.
Available to Maui Youth who have Certified through Akakuʻs youth media training program, YBEAM! AYME provides teens with an opportunity to further develop career readiness and media production skills after the conclusion of the YBEAM course. All AYME projects are published online at this website and can be seen on Akaku Cable Channel 55.
- One on one career guidance from Akaku Media Professionals
- Free training to be part of the Maui Youth Weekly simulcast production
- AYME reporters utilize their skills from YBEAM to produce short format videos for community organizations and businesses
- AYME reporters are eligible for paid (stipend) job opportunities
- AYME reporters get FREE access to Akaku workshops
- AYME reporters get FREE mobile video equipment access