Cel­e­brat­ing the chil­dren

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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.

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