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Youth Education


PROJECT YBEAM, (Youth Broadband Education & Awareness Mentoring), is a mobile video production program for Maui youth ages 12-19 years old. Successful completion leads to Certification with numerous benefits.

  • A 30-hour hands-on program. Cost is $150.00, scholarships available.
  • Training is on an innovative mobile platform. Stories are shot, edited and distributed on Apple iPod Touches.
  • Mobile journalism, Ê»mojoÊ», focused on short format community story-telling.
  • Explores the technology and benefits of Broadband internet and video production.
  • Covers media literacy, media democracy, community engagement, and social issues through reflection and round-table discussion.
  • Builds confidence and become engaged community citizens.

No program in Progress at this time

AYME is a professional development mentoring program for Maui youth who have Certified in Project YBEAM: Akakū's youth media training program.

AYME Reporters:

  • Utilize their skills acquired from YBEAM to produce short format videos for community organizations and businesses.
  • Are eligible for paid (stipend) work opportunities.
  • Can apply for and receive free studio training and crew our weekly youth show, Maui Youth Now.
  • Earn free access to AkakÅ« mobile workshops.
  • Earn free mobile video equipment access.

AYME stories can be viewed on Akakū cable channel 55 and on the programʻs web portal, For more information contact Kat Tracy at (808) 283-7961.

No program in Progress at this time