05 Oct Kupu’s Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge offers grants to kids for conservation projects, KHON2


HONOLULU (KHON2) – A partnership between the non-profit organization Kupu and the Kōkua Hawaii Foundation, the Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge (HYSC) is an initiative to empower Hawaii youth to create solutions to conservation and sustainability challenges in their schools and communities.

Students in public, private, and charter schools from are invited to apply to receive funding and mentorship from an expert in conservation, sustainability, and/or technology to support their innovative and grassroots environmental initiatives.

Now in its third year, the Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge mini-grant program is available to students from grades 6 through 12 at schools across the state.

Students can receive money – from $150 up to $1,000 –to kickstart their own innovative project that will benefit the environment and their community.

Students interested in applying for the Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge mini-grant program can visit the Kupu website.

The deadline to apply is coming up in a couple weeks – on Friday, Oct. 19, and selected recipients will be notified next month, and will have to complete their projects before the end of this school year.

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