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Award Winning Teen Mentoring Program

In 1990, CIA won the International Teen Serve award for Cultural Learning in San Francisco California.  Our director created and implemented a teen internship for international students that set the standards for IBM and Sutter Memorial’s internship program. From there  she was sent to Spain to direct workshops for internships for various international partnerships in the US.  

After moving the organization to Hawai'i and working closely with Island Affiliates in 2001, Magin was able to set up internship programs in Hawai'i. From 2001-2005, Magin developed practicum programs for college students to complete while working with the homeless children. Students helped to design and implement programs for both the teens and the little one's to make Project Hawai'i Teen Mentoring Summer Camp a once in a lifetime experience.

In 2003, National Youth Service Corp. Selected our teen mentoring program as a model to set the standards for service projects across the US.

CIA has won several awards for their teen mentoring program design.  Working with Reading is Fundamental, our director created the national followed “CLUB RIF” program which allows teen mentoring program to help educate the youth of tomorrow. Typically used in a school based setting, Magin took it a step further and designed the program for her summer camps.  Magin worked two years to develop this program and won awards in 2004 and 2005.  After the completion of this national based model in 2005, this teen mentoring program also won the NFL and Coca-Cola educational award to further the teen mentoring program in Hawaii. After being implemented in more schools and communities across the US, once again in 2007, this teen mentoring program won the Starbucks ABC for learning award.

In 2009, our teen mentoring program won the TEEN THRIVE national award with Great Nonprofits, as well as the CHILD NUTRITION award. After being selected for pilot projects with USDA, this camp was also awarded the CREATIVE FOOD & FITNESS award.

In 2013 Magin won the Amazing Citizens Award from 5-hour energy.

In 2015 is being presented with the Outstanding Citizen Award with the Honolulu Elks Club.

2017 Magin was also provided with the National Making a Difference Award. This is provided to 60 people in 26 countries... a very exclusive award that showcases her dedication to this program.

2018 Project Hawai’i, Inc. won the Hewlett Packard "Drive for Success Award" to create the jr. leader program.

2019 won the award for educational excellence with Kohanaiki Foundation and continues to receive this funding award.

2019 Marcus Mariota Motiv8 Foundation continues their support towards our educational goals.

2020 Starbucks Foundation for the Educational Award 

2020 Shane Victorino Foundation Summer Educational Award

2021 Target Foundation Educational Award

2021  The Oxford Industries choose Project Hawai’i Summer Teen Mentoring program for the 4 year award to organizations that provide excellent educational opportunities 

2021 Magin won the Fellowship with The Gratitude Network

While Project Hawai'i directors are very accomplished, it is not why they do this. They are just lucky enough to be awarded for creating programs that change lives. With or without the recognition these dedicated souls will continue to create successful programs to help the future leaders of our country.

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