Children & Youth Day 2018

Children & Youth Day is a time to recognize the potential and special gifts of Hawai’i’s youth.  On Sunday, October 7, over 50,000 people made their way over to the State Capitol to participate in the events.   Children & Youth Day (CYD) provides a venue for nonprofit organizations; county, City, State and Federal offices; businesses; children and youth groups; and community service organizations to highlight the resources available in Hawai’i that support our children, teens, and their families that they may not know are available to them.  ‘Ōlelo was in full force, operating throughout the day.

Our community booth invited kids and parents alike to learn about our YXC Eafter-school program as well as previewing some of the innovative video production equipment offered at our Media Service Centers.

Pictured above (from left to right): Training Coordinator Jennifer Nakamura demonstrates the power and ease of smart phone video capabilities.  A young lady records a video message about her experiences at Children & Youth Day.  ‘Ōlelo staff engage with interested parties about our upcoming youth events and programs.

Meanwhile, several teams of videographers comprised of YXC Eafter-school students and guided by ‘Ōlelo staff roamed the grounds of the State Capitol, capturing interviews with community members, non-profit representatives, and entertainers.


Pictured above: Students from Māpunapuna, Waipahu, and Wahiawā capture the stories of community members participating in Children & Youth Day.

In the State Capitol’s rotunda, ‘Ōlelo staff, students, and volunteers covered the activities happening on the main stage including dancing, singing, speeches, and a proclamation from Governor David Ige.


Pictured above: Rotating throughout a long day, these production crew members, which included some students from Kaimukī High School, handled a continuous 3-camera TriCaster shoot.

See some of the interviews conducted by our Māpunapuna student teams:


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