Transforming Lives in Hawaii

[Photo: program participant being trained]
Building for Stronger Tomorrows Program (BST) participant being trained

Fina, Janice, and Malia have a new outlook on life. Their self-esteem has grown as they seize new job and training opportunities to make better lives for themselves and their families. As single parents living in public housing, their prospects appeared limited.

Building for Stronger Tomorrows Program is a partnership between the City and County of Honolulu and the State Hawaii Public Housing Authority. It gave them a chance to get the necessary education, basic skills, and training to acquire jobs with more livable wages...especially, with Hawaii's high-cost of living. Job referrals and job matching helped them choose work that best suits their employment goals and to realize their dreams of economic self-sufficiency.

To learn more, contact the City and County of Honolulu Youth Services (

Content Archived: August 19, 2011