Celebrating the children
Keiki o ka Aina Parent Educators Cheryl Caravalho (right) and Michelle Janesko help Grace Perez, 3, make a rubbing of native plant leaves Saturday during the Stand Up For Children Celebration at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. The 22nd annual event presented by Maui Family Support Services drew about 15 agencies and organizations that help children and families in a variety of ways. “How can we help you? How can we strengthen your family?” said Maui Family Support Services Program Supervisor for Youth Services Momi Medeiros when asked to describe the celebration’s mission.
Xian Bautista, 4, colors a fan at the PATCH (People Attentive to Children) booth Saturday during the Stand Up For Children Celebration in Kahului.