Q4 2023 No Ka Oi Highway Hui Recipient: MEO Kaohi Youth Services

Maui District proudly acknowledges and celebrates the MEO Kaohi Youth Program, our newest recipient of the No Ka Oi Highway Hui Award, in recognition of their volunteers’ valuable service to the Adopt-A-Highway program!

Since joining the Adopt-A-Highway initiative, the MEO Kaohi Youth Program has consistently organized cleanup events throughout the year. Drawing the majority of their volunteers from their youth groups, each cleanup involves a dedicated team of nine individuals who removed 8 bags of rubbish, on average, during each cleanup along the state highways on Molokai.

Mela Akana, the program coordinator for MEO Kaohi Youth Services, shares, “When we asked our youth why they participate in Adopt-A-Highway, some expressed that it makes them feel good to take care of their ‘aina, and it’s a way for them to give back.”

A heartfelt MAHALO to the MEO Kaohi Youth Program for setting a shining example for Maui County’s youth through their unwavering commitment to the Adopt-A-Highway program and their contributions to preserving and protecting our island environment!

Check out their feature in MauiNow and The Maui News!