The Paia Youth & Cultural Center recently received more than $40,000 in support from the community. The Pa’ia Youth Council, Inc. dba PYCC, received $40,000 from the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) FLEX grants program–$7,500 from the Wilson P. Cannon Fund of the HCF; $10,000 from the Kosasa Family Fund of the HCF; $10,000 from the Rev. Taki Okumura Family Fund of the HCF; $2,500 from the Kent & Polli Smith Family Fund; $5,000 from the Bernice von Hamm Fund of the HCF; and $5000 from the Youth Matters Endowment Fund of the HCF.
The PYCC also received $250 from The Haynes Family Fund of the Hawai’i Community Foundation.
Hawaii Community Foundation launched the FLEX Grants program in 2013 to invest in nonprofits that embody good management and demonstrate high performance by providing them with a source of flexible unrestricted support.
A spokesperson for the PYCC said they are honored and extremely grateful to receive the funds. The money will enable the PYCC to continue to offer to its members their high-quality life skills program. To find out more information about the PYCC visit their website at pyccmaui.org or stop in for a tour during opening hours; visitors are always welcome.
Photo courtesy PYCC