Islands Society Announces Neighbor Islands Emerging Leaders Program – 5/6/16

The Islands Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new program for emerging leaders across the Neighbor Islands of Hawaii.

The Neighbor Islands Emerging Leaders Program is designed to provide emerging leaders with a platform to share their insights on how we can improve the health and well-being of island communities around the world.

Through the Neighbor Islands Emerging Leaders Program, the Islands Society will recognize high school students and college students from the Big Island, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, and Molokai. The Society will then provide those individuals with an opportunity to share their insights on how the health and well-being of other island communities can be improved based on their own life experiences.

Anyone interested in nominating a young leader should contact Keiko Ono, Managing Director of the Pacific Islands Society, at pr@islandssociety.org. Nominations are now being accepted on a rolling basis.

About the Islands Society

The Islands Society is a “Top-Rated” American 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to inspire and empower islanders to participate in foreign affairs and overseas engagements in order to affect positive change in their local communities. The nonprofit therefore develops and implements projects that are designed to help islanders realize their full potential on the world stage. These projects are currently organized around two main themes: community projects and next generation leaders. The community projects center on ten issue areas, including charity, conservation, democracy, disaster relief, education, equality, health, innovation, security, and sustainability. Meanwhile, the next generation leader projects support artists, athletes, chefs, incubators, musicians, policymakers, storytellers, and technologists. To implement these programs, the nonprofit has launched local constituent societies around the world. These include Baltic Islands Society, Caribbean Islands Society, Inland Islands Society, Pacific Islands Society, Ritō Society, Sea Islands Society, and SE Asian Islands Society.

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