#CTLFellowsFriday Meet Kazuki Mori, senior at Kalani High School and CTL Fellow | "At my school, I am involved in writing club and makers club. On my free time, I like to listen to audiobooks while doing activities such as embroidering, crocheting, sewing. Ater reading “The Student Leadership Challenge”, I realized that the traits of good leadership were not just based on the relationship with others, but also heightening one’s own values, ethics, and actions. Individuals, regardless of social status, must embody leadership for the sake of being able to contribute to a cause they truly believe in through their actions, which is heavily overlooked when individuals lack their understanding of themselves. Individuals’ values shape their actions, and their actions shape the future, so leadership traits such as looking inward and seeking one’s own value, and also putting their values into action is highly important to rising young leaders in Hawaii." #CTLFellows #LeadLocalHI #hawaii #studentleadershipuniversity
Our friends at @kupuhawaii are throwing this great fundraiser featuring music from the @thekatinas on Sat, Nov 10! Visit Kupu to find out more info. #hawaii
As students continue the leadership practice of inspiring a shared vision, students at Roosevelt H.S. piece together a quote that best exemplifies how a leader can inspire others. “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” -
Antoine de Saint-Exupery #CTLAmbassadors #wednesdaywisdom #leadership
#CTLFellowsFriday | Meet Megan Okuma, senior at Leilehua High School and CTL Felllow. "I am involved in leadership, yearbook, varsity swimming, NHS, and the Dragon Cafe at Illiahi Elementary. I swim competitively and enjoy eating and learning about all the ways that I can reduce my waste and carbon footprint.
As we are a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, many people overlook us and sometimes may forget about us. Yet, Hawaii has such a strong culture, not only Hawaiian, but local as well. The youth of Hawaii has a lot to say and contribute, so it is important for them to be able to speak up about the many issues we face. It is up to us to get the world's attention and spread the aloha, especially in today's climate. For Hawaii to produce leaders, this will not only help our own communities, but also create opportunities for them to lead in bigger ways." #LeadLocalHI #Hawaii #Leadership #CTLFellows
As we pause to think about the importance of mental health, let’s also consider our cultural significance to living a life of aloha and how that plays a role in our lives. #WorldMentalHealthDay
We’re grateful for our community mentors who volunteer their time to be in the classrooms with our students throughout the year! One of our mentors, Blair Suzuki, Operations manager of Otis Elevator Company, meets with student teams as they work on their leadership project. #leadership #mentorship #CTLAmbassadors
Mahalo Pacific Century Fellows for hosting another great Career Crawl for high school students during fall break! It was a fun day exploring different workplaces and hearing from community leaders, including Jolyn Garidan-Prieto, Scot Matayoshi, and Mufi Hannemann. #leadlocalHI #hawaii
In today’s #CTLRaiseYurHand student column of the @staradvertiser, Roosevelt H.S. student, Jayla Dole, raises the question of social media’s influence on Gen Z’s mental health. Share your thoughts with us on this topic in our story’s poll or below. #sundaypaper #studentvoice #genz
#CTLFellowsFriday | Meet Regina Nguyen, CTL Fellow and senior at @mckinleytigers. "This year I am the Student Body President. I’m super excited to see where Student Government takes me since it is my first year. I played volleyball during my sophomore and junior year. I wasn’t good at the sport, but I enjoyed being a part of a team and getting fit. I was also in the chorus my junior year. When I have free time, I enjoy singing, walking my dog, or just listening to music while looking at nature. I have begun to take a deeper interest in singing and may go into college to pursue a degree in performing arts.
Leadership is a skill that could help Hawaii’s young leaders succeed in not only Hawai’i, but in other places that they may choose to go to in the future. Leadership is about being a role model and if we, as the youth, are taught to be the change we want to see, the next generation will follow us and create a chain reaction of prosperity for the future.” #LeadLocalHI #leadership #hawaii #CTLFellows
Can you imagine putting a puzzle together without having an image to reference to while doing so? When leaders have no vision it can be hard to bring ideas to reality. Leaders must know where they’re going. If not, they’ll be scrambling to put the pieces together. #WednesdayWisdom #leadership
#CTLFellowsFriday | Meet Lee Naea, junior at Pearl City High School and a CTL Fellow!
"I play basketball as a center being 5'11 and I play volleyball as a middle and a opposite for my school. I like to eat, sleep, play ball, hang out with my friends and family, and I love to have fun with anyone and everyone. I think leadership is important for Hawaii's rising young leaders because without the leaders, there is no Hawaii and there is no way for Hawaii to stand out to the world." #leadership #LeadlocalHI #CTLFellows
You may not be a coffee drinker, but coffee can teach us a great deal about leadership. In one of our most-loved lessons, we use coffee as a metaphor of how character building is essential to setting down the foundation of being a positive role model. Like a coffee filter, what do you use to filter out what you keep in your life? Similar to the whipped cream and extra sugar you may add to your coffee drink, if you remove away the coffee (or character) you may just find that there's only fluff and no substance. Food for thought! Or in this case, coffee. #thursdaythoughts #coffee
We are so grateful for the board’s dedication in helping us create a tipping point of young leaders in Hawai’i, who are world-class and local- and who are ready to make a difference.
After many years of guiding our organization from the very start, we want to thank board chair, Garrett Sullivan, for his model leadership and heartfelt mentorship in everything he does. •
Today he passes on the baton to board member Tammi Oyadomari-Chun, to take CTL to the next level as our new board chair. We are nothing short of fortunate for both of their tried-and-true support and look forward to this new chapter!
#CTLFellowsFriday | Meet Esther Huang, junior at Christian Academy and CTL Fellow. “Most of my time is filled with adventuring, learning, and making meaningful connections, most importantly founded on my relationship with God. At school, these are represented through being part of the Girls Varsity Volleyball team, yearbook team, and Varsity Basketball team. In my community and church, it is by volunteering with various organizations like Honolulu Theatre for Youth, FAOG’s media team, Metro’s production ministry, and Girls Ministry. Throughout my free time, they are presented by exploring boba places everywhere (as my wallet allows), learning new languages and cultures, and hearing people’s stories or problems and empowering them to find solutions.
Leadership is important for Hawaii’s rising young leaders because it teaches priceless virtues for their future like responsibility, balance, discipline, selflessness, conflict resolution, and much more. Leadership roles also provide opportunities to impact the lives around them and make a difference in their world, instead of just having ideas without action.” #LeadlocalHI #CTLFellows
On Hawai’i Island with @pahoahighandinter discussing project topics with student teams. #leadlocalHI #bigisland #hawaii #leadership
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#CTLFellowsFriday | Meet Buddy Leong, junior at @punahouschool and CTL Fellow! "This summer I was a Jr. leader at my local summer fun. I also participated in a startup business camp called Nalukai which ran for ten days on the Big Island. In school I will be joining the leadership team for the LaunchX club and Co leading a G-term on social entrepreneurship. In my free time I enjoy studying finance, hanging out with my friends and playing video games.
I think that instilling Hawaii’s rising leaders with good values is important because being a leader is one thing but being a good leader is another. A leader can be a dictator or someone who rules with an iron fist but we all know that the rulers that we know and love are the ones that treat everyone fairly and pick others up when they fall. With a program like CTL, I think that all of the rising leaders in this program will be able to receive those good values.” #CTLFellows #youthleadership #hawaii
When you think of role models in your life what characteristics do they have? We encourage students to identify the different styles of leadership practices and to think of how leaders can come from anywhere. #leadlocalHI #CTLambassadors
Action speaks louder than words. You can talk to the rocks in your life, but it’ll never move if you don’t pick it up and do something about it. Will you be the leader that walks the talk? #tuesdaythoughts #leadlocalHI
#CTLFellowsFriday | Meet Mari Ebersole, senior at @waiakeahigh and today’s CTL Fellow feature, "I am on the school's cross country team, enjoy working out at BJ Penn's gym, volunteering with a speech pathologist at the Hilo Medical Center, going to the beach with friends, and spending time with family. Hawaii is a unique place to live and grow, and now is our time to learn, maintain, and perpetuate values so that we will be equipped to build a better future.” #LeadLocalHI #hawaii #bigisland #leadership
Dayonara Gaoteote / McKinley High School CTL Program