There are limited opportunities on Maui for young people to receive free digital media training. Additionally, employment is limited in most media related fields. Akaku provides FREE training and mentor programs to allow Maui youth experience and development in a STEM related field.
Your support of AYME Youth Reporters can help them prepare for a career in media and technology! Do you have an event that you want to share with the community? AYME Youth Reporters can cover your story through our ʻMatchʻ program!
AYME Youth Reporters are on call to use their skills acquired from Akakus media program, YBEAM . Akaku facilitates an AYME Youth Reporter to cover your community story in a three minute (or less) video on an all mobile platform. These stories will air on Akaku cable channel 55, this website, and on Mauitube.org. Videos published online can be shared through Facebook, twitter, etc.
We offer the community an opportunity to support Maui Youth through a matching program- with a $50 donation. Akaku then matches the $50 donation so the AYME Youth Reporter receives a $100 stipend, averaging at $10/ hr. Akaku Provides transportation, mentor supervision, and a meal to the youth reporter.
If you are interested in supporting a youth-produced story regarding your organization, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Since 2013, AYME Youth Reporters have produced videos for over 50 community organizations and dozens of events! Mahalo to the following individuals, organizations, and community events for supporting Maui youth!
American Windsurfing Tour
Aloha Classic 2013/2014/2015
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui – Art to go
Cabrinha- KiteSurf Pro
Chop Suey Orchestra – event at Kamehameha School
East Maui Watershed- Malama Wao Akua Art Exhibit 2013/2014/ 2015
Haiku Community Association- Save Kalakaua Playground
Haiku Community Exchange
Habitat for Humanity – Annual Build-a-thon
Hawaii Childrens Cancer Foundation – Ride to Survive Polo Fundraiser
King Kekaulike High School – Theater: Lizzy Borden
Kula School- Art Night
Lupus Foundation of America
Malama Maui Nui- River Mouth CleanUp, Kahana Clean Up, Paint recycling/ education outreach
Maui Economic Development Board- Ke Alahele Education Fund Dinner
MACC- 9th Annual Ku Mai Ka Hula
MACC- 2014/2015 Made in Maui County Festival
MACC- movie nights
Maui Electric Co. + Maui United Way- Tilapia Tournament
Maui Electric Co. – Go EV Electric Vehicle Event
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens- Taro Workshop, Arbor Day
Maui Rotary Club- Anniversary Event
Maui County Fair
Patao Training and Conditioning- Free youth weight training
Puu Kukui Elementary School- Garden Installation
Runners Paradise- Ikaika Nui Extreme Challenge
Save Hamakualoa Shoreline- 2015 Public rally
Surfrider- Community beach cleanups
St. Anthony School- Veterans Honor Ceremony
The Disaster Preparedness Center- Hurricane Preparedness Demo
The Salvation Army- Toys for Tots (Molokai)
University of Hawaii
Upcountry Farmers Market
Women Helping Women- Hawaiian Sisterhood Art Show
…and more every month!