The concept was born from a desire to combine and share a healthy whole foods diet with the power of positivity.
Hawaii is in the midst of a suicide epidemic, according to Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth.“Right now, those numbers are off the charts,” he said earlier this month.The Choice is Mine Nau e Koho, The Choice is Mine program guides at risk student in high school to successfully prepare for and enter postsecondary education, vocational and employment training on Oahu and East Hawaii (Big Island Hawaii).We seek to improve the success rate of out-of-home placed foster youth graduating from high school or obtaining a GED.That means that 96.1 people per 100,000 on the island attempt and die from suicide, well above the next highest rate of 76.6 people per 100,000 on Kauai. The state average is 62.6 suicide deaths per 100,000 people.
Experts say the causes of the disparity between the Big Island and the rest of the state are hard to pin down.
We want to increase the number of foster youth in Hawaii entering into higher education or vocational programs directly after high school by supporting a successful transition to independence.
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When they weren’t traveling, Brendan & Kelly were teaching their students at Pacific Quest the lessons they would never learn in a classroom.
Their education system focused on stress management and the importance of the mind/body connection.
“We are not just selling food but trying to help build a community.”-Brendan Schneck“Acai is a delicious and nutritious staple in Hawaii, and this superfood quickly became a part of our daily diet. Our lives changed in two very profound and meaningful ways while living in Hawaii.