Huliau Leadership Council

The Huliau Leadership Council is open to students in grades 9-12 from all Maui County schools who have an interest in environmental leadership. Members meet monthly to plan service projects and other environmental leadership projects.

About our 2020-2021 School Year Program

This year’s program will begin September 2nd and will continue until May. Students will meet virtually each month on the first Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6pm. This year’s program will be led by a team of students from last year’s program and Maui Huliau staff. Some meetings will involve virtual guest speakers on topics related to conservation and environmental issues. Students in grades 9-12 throughout Maui County can use the button above to apply by August 24th.

In addition to monthly meetings, the council will also plan at least two student work days per semester to asisst with sustainability projects in the community. These may include projects such as beach cleanups, tree plantings, and farm or loʻi work days. Due to COVID-19, all work day events will involve mask wearing and social distancing and participation is optional.

The council will also work on other environmental projects and events throughout the year involving some or all council members. In the past, these have included public outreach about reducing plastic pollution and helping organize a youth climate strike event. This year, one of these projects will be a film series featuring youth perspectives on sustainability in a post-COVID world. The film series will feature interviews with students sharing their thoughts on what the COVID-19 crisis has taught us about Maui’s food systems, over-reliance on tourism, resilience, the connections between social and environmental justice, and more.  More information on this and other potential projects will be shared at the first virtual meeting.

Above: A group photo from a leadership council service project in 2019 at Nohoʻana farm.

Click here to learn more about our virtual classrooms for grades 8-12 the 2020-21 school year.

Last Year’s Projects & Events

Below are photos and flyers of some of the projects and events that the leadership council hosted last school year.