Advocacy Club


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Joshua Ching, Reporter

The Advocacy Club works to give a platform for students at Kamehameha Schools looking to take on some of the largest obstacles confronting our communities, big and small. From gender equality to climate mitigation, members of the Advocacy Club, who are officially dubbed “Youth Advocates”, fight for any and all political issues that they care about.

Unlike most other clubs run at Kamehameha, the Advocacy Club functions off of a student-led committee structure. Six committees form the core of the club – the Gender Equality Committee, Mālama ʻĀina Committee, Hawaiian Rights Committee, Civic Engagement Committee, LGBTQ+ Equality Committee, and the Racial Justice Committee. Youth Advocates can join as many committees as they want, with each respective group tackling their chosen issue through awareness events. All are welcome to create their own committee as well.

This year, through an in-person format, the Advocacy Club is looking to continue hosting awareness-building panels and presentations, organizing socially distanced sign-waving rallies, bringing in renowned guest speakers, launching testimony writing campaigns for bills of interest, meeting with state and local lawmakers, among many other events.

Club sanctioning will take place in a few weeks, but the Advocacy Club is currently accepting students interested in joining!

If you’d like to become a Youth Advocate or have any further questions, contact either Kumu Rita Kalaukoa (Advisor), or Joshua Ching and Kaila Labra (Co-Presidents).