Vanguard

Hawaii's Most Diverse & Active Alumni Network

Vanguard is the Center for Tomorrow's Leaders opt-in network for alumni aged 18-25. As young adults, CTL Vanguard have opportunities to further their leadership development in civics, career, and community.

Join a Vanguard Crew!

Did you participate in a CTL program in high school? Opt-in to Vanguard to take full advantage of the learning, leadership, mentorship, and professional perks of our alumni network!

Summer in Hawaii

Interested in connecting with our Vanguard network of young leaders? We have many opportunities for our local community and corporate partners to engage with Vanguard for volunteering, internships, recruiting, focus groups, and more!

Testimonials

Here's what our alumni have to say about the program!

Participating in my internship was one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career,...

View More - Evan Gates

Participating in my internship was one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career, so I truly appreciated the opportunity to work in this hands-on environment. Additionally, I really enjoyed hearing and bouncing ideas off of other leaders in the community, particularly younger leaders my age that were also involved in the program.

Evan Gates

Kamehameha Schools

Evan Gates

Kamehameha Schools

Summer in Hawai’i was valuable to me as a young leader because it helped me to gain more awareness...

View More - Mayele Bautista

Summer in Hawai’i was valuable to me as a young leader because it helped me to gain more awareness of what it means to be local and for Hawai’i. It presented the importance of community, stories, and resilience that other internships that I was a part of did not emphasize before.

Mayele Bautista

McKinley High School

Mayele Bautista

McKinley High School

For all the young leaders in the program, Summer in Hawaiʻi gave us the opportunity to understand...

View More - Sean Maskrey

For all the young leaders in the program, Summer in Hawaiʻi gave us the opportunity to understand the issues facing Hawai'i from the perspective of those on the front lines of the issues. We got an unfiltered and authentic peek into the inner-workings of Hawai'i, as well as of the leaders that help run them. In addition, SiH allowed us to expand and cement our roots as local leaders for Hawaii. The invaluable connections we made will help us to find work in the future and will propel us towards making impactful change for Hawaiʻi. The program's ethos of creating leaders for Hawai'i rang true throughout its entirety.

Sean Maskrey

Iolani School

Sean Maskrey

Iolani School

My reasoning for choosing to give back through CTL actually stemmed from my involvement in business...

View More - Amber Kim

My reasoning for choosing to give back through CTL actually stemmed from my involvement in business clubs back in college. It was empowering to be part of a community of students who were motivated and driven to achieve. After leaving college, it was hard to find the same level of connection and community. Being part of the Vanguard Advisory Board brought back the same feeling of empowerment and allowed me to re-connect with people from my past, while also bridging outward to a whole network of people who care about Hawaiʻi’s future.

Amber Kim

McKinley High School

Amber Kim

McKinley High School

I enjoyed getting to connect with new and familiar faces through virtual living room, trainings,...

View More - Haley Chibana

I enjoyed getting to connect with new and familiar faces through virtual living room, trainings, community service, or the pop up events. I enjoyed bringing people together and creating that sense of home and community within the Vanguard network.

Haley Chibana

Pearl City High School

Haley Chibana

Pearl City High School