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On May 3rd Maui Huliau Foundation officially turns ten years old! We had planned to celebrate with you all this summer with a series of four events, including our 10th annual youth film festival on May 24th. Later this month, we will be announcing some creative new plans for how we still intend to celebrate with our students, alumni and all of you.

However, the cancellation of these events has also had a significant impact on our operating budget, as an organization that receives nearly half of our funding from events and individual donations. We need your help to ensure that we enter our 10th year with the funding needed to continue our programs for Maui youth.

We therefore humbly ask that you donate $10 in honor of our 10th birthday anytime between May 2nd and May 9th. We are thrilled to announce that the first $1,000 in donations this week will be matched by an anonymous donor. Mahalo to all of you for all your support over the years and we wish you all the best during these difficult times!

Why donate to Maui Huliau?

Maui Huliau is a small community-based non-profit working to promote environmental literacy and leadership among Maui’s youth through our unique filmmaking, activism and service projects.

2019 Annual Report

Serving youth from all Maui schools

In our first eight years we have served youth ages 12-18 from 18 different Maui schools!  Your donations help keep our programs affordable for all students.

Over 100 films on YouTube!

Our YouTube channel now has over 100 student films with over 60,000 views!  They empower the voices of Maui’s youth to educate our community and visitors about how they can help protect our island’s environment.

Award winning films!

The 60 plus short environmental films produced by our filmmaking program have been selected 116 times in 23 film festivals around the world! These films include documentaries, claymation films and even music videos.

About our Programs for Maui Youth

Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club

Now in its 10th school year, our filmmaking club has involved hundreds of students from 18 schools on Maui in creating more than 60 short environmental films from documentaries to music videos. These films have been selected more than 120 times in festivals around the world and have won multiple awards!

Huliau Leadership Council

The Huliau Leadership Council is our newest program launched in the 2017-18 school year. This year’s council members are in grades 11-12 and come from 5 different Maui schools. They meet monthly to plan overnight programs, service projects and other environmental leadership projects open to students in grades 7-12.

Huliau Eco-Adventure Program

Our Huliau EcoAdventure is a four day summer program run by our alumni. In 2015 two alumni designed a summer leadership program for high school students. In 2016 they expanded the program to serve 30 middle school students and involved these high school students in leading the program! The program is now planned each summer by a new group of alumni.

Huliau Green Events

Huliau Green Events is one of our newest programs launched in 2016. Our staff and students work with large events to divert over 80% of waste from the landfill by staffing zero waste stations, replacing single-use plastic, composting and recycling. Make your next event zero waste!

Huliau Climate Literacy Project

The Climate Literacy Project was launched in fall 2017. The project works with science teachers in grades 7-12 to integrate hands-on climate literacy activities into their curriculum in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards. This school year we plan to serve over 800 students.

Other programs

Our other programs for Maui youth include our annual 4 day backpacking trip through Haleakalā crater and our student-led "plastic free projects" such as #Sporkitup and Ocean Friendly Restaurants.