Inspiring Young Lives
As stewards of Oʻahu’s community media PEG access resources, ‘Ōlelo is responsible for preserving, protecting and perpetuating free speech, for current and future users, by way of community programming opportunities. Fortunately, through a partnership with the Hawai‘i State Department of Education, ‘Ōlelo is able to provide direct services to the general public as well as teachers and students.
Teachers are welcome to engage in our educator’s training program. And we invite students to unlock their creative potential and exercise their freedom of speech by participating in our Youth Xchange E3 (YXC E3) program or initiatives, i.e. Youth Capitol Commentary, Youth Xchange Video Contest, and Children & Youth Day.
YXC E3 is a year-round after school program being offered as a community service at our six (6) Community Media Centers throughout the island of Oʻahu. YXC E3 sessions convene on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and follows a trimester schedule: summer, fall and spring.
YXC E3 is designed to empower, equip and engage:
- Empower youth to create and share their stories via ‘Ōlelo cable channels, online and social media outlets;
- Equip youth with basic and advanced video production skills and techniques; and
- Engage youth in conversations, community involvement and civic responsibility activities that impact their schools and communities.