May Newsletter


I love to read. I learned to read long before I started school. Most of my childhood scoldings started out with, "Judy, get your nose out of that book and (do whatever I was supposed to be doing)." Even now, I find it hard to imagine a day without reading something for fun, even if it's only a few minutes. And I don't care if it is a hard copy or on my Kindle.

So today, I'd like to share one of my favorite resources with you, an organization whose mission is to instill the joy of reading in children - by giving them books of their own to keep.

First Book has distributed 125 million books to 155,000 schools and programs. Some of the books are sold at deep discounts; some are available for only the cost of shipping (currently 45 cents per book).

HYSN has just received a shipment from First Book that we want to share with you to pass on to the children and youth you serve. We have 24 copies of Paying for College Without Going Broke by Kalman A. Chany with Geoff Martz. They will be available at our quarterly membership and networking meeting on May 14th (which will also feature a presentation on Compassion Fatigue by HYSN's Bullying Prevention Coordinator, Rachel Ferguson). If there are copies remaining after the meeting, you may contact Maricel Lumagui at or phone 5431-2198 ext. 6 to make arrangements to pick up the books at the HYSN office.

Your organization can register with First Book on their website at so that you can order books directly.

The restrictions:

The books must be given to children to keep as their personal property. Your program must serve children who are low income, members of military families, or children with disabilities. Title 1 or Title 1-eligible schools, USDA summer food service programs, and federally qualified health centers are also eligible.

Happy reading!



Summer Reel Camps for Girls are one-week long filmmaking workshops for girls. Girls need to be involved in the creative filmmaking and media production processes and learn the skills to interpret the limiting gendered images they face daily.

We offer two types of camps: one on animation and one on basic reel. During the Basic Reel, the girls learn storytelling, storyboarding, scriptwriting, use of professional camera, lighting, audio, and editing. Working in small production teams with a mentor, they produce a short video, and so learn the skills to create their own media. During the camp on Animation, the girls learn the principles and techniques of animation using industry-standard camera, editing software, and more.

For more information and to register, please visit the website



Housing- focus outreach is a critical area to link anyone to the eight service areas available through The Institute for Human Services (IHS), Inc. IHS’s mission is to provide “respite for those who are unsheltered and solutions that transform the lives of homeless and at–risk people.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the eight service areas of IHS.
  2. Explain the aspects of good outreach.
  3. Identify aspects of housing focus outreach.
  4. Describe how outreach is integrated into housing first model

Guest Speaker: Jerry Coffee, LCSW, QCSW
About the speaker: Jerry Coffee is the Clinical Director for the Institute for Human Services (IHS).

May 8, 2015
Queen’s Conference Center
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
To register for video conferencing sites go to
For more information contact: Camille Cristobal at cuc@hawaiiedu or (808) 627-5246



May 14, 2014 (Thur) 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Compassion Fatigue-
What to Look for and How to Fight Back

RSVP by Thursday, May 7th by clicking the registration link below or by copying and pasting it into your internet browser: