I really love the idea that all kids are born with certain gifts. The Liahona Youth Empowerment organization does a good job in unlocking their hidden talents, as well. In the performing arts, it is the spirit of truth that moves me as a Director.
"Theatre is a reflection of life with the responsibility
of revealing a kernel of timeless truth through a story." Kyle Kakuno
St. Louis School Performing Arts Director
Mamiya Theatre Manager
Kumu Hula La'akea Perry
The Liahona Youth Empowerment program is a great program for all young men who aspire to get better at their skill sets and talents in the Arts and Athletics. As a Kumu Hula, I've seen the benefits it instills in all young men who move on to greater heights and endeavors. I encourage all males (nā kāne) to try it out.
"Awarding Winning Halau"
I love working with these kids. I love to fire them up, get them excited in doing their agility drills. Coach Nate gave me the opportunity to serve and mentor these At-Risk and Special Needs kids. It feels good to volunteer my time to serve. It's a blessing to be here and make an impact.
Punahou School Football
Stanford Cardinal Football
I benefited from this program in many ways. I got to meet other kids, other athletes from High School and Colleges who trained there to get stronger and faster. Also, I enjoyed helping the Special Needs children too.
Kamehameha High School Warriors/University of Hawaii
Dr. Killen Kashiwa
As a Sports Vision Specialist, I've been blessed with the opportunity to assess visual skills essential for function and improved visual performances for the Liahona Youth Empowerment student athletes. I'm so thrilled to be a part of this organization where I have the opportunity to serve and outreach for a better tomorrow.
Doctor of Optometry Degree
Pacific University College of Optometry Oregon
I enjoy volunteering my time working, training, and mentoring At-risk and Special Needs students at Liahona Youth Empowerment. It brings me great joy to see a kid with disabilities giving 100% at every agility drill he or she completes. I too, learn a lot from these kids as well. It's a blessing to serve those youth that want to get better.
Football Student Athlete
Punahou High School
UCLA Bruins Football
I definitely recommend anyone and everyone to send their kids to Liahona Youth Empowerment for personal growth and development. I admire Coach Nate, Founder/Director of this organization, due to his dedication and sacrifices that he makes daily with not only the able kids but the "Special Needs and At-Risk youth who participate in their array of programs and activities which only Liahona offers.
Professional Football Athlete
St. Louis High School Honolulu, Hawaii
Hamilton Wildcats: Canadian Football League
Ole Miss University Rebels: SCC Conference
University of Oregon Ducks: Pac-12 Conference
Change Your Life with Us
With all these budget cuts nationwide in the schools, Liahona Youth Empowerment encompasses creative and artistic expression, self-esteem, pride, and confidence.
Author / Mouth Brush Artist
Author of two books:
Written in The Sky
Hawaiian Family Legends
With all these bad influences that kids sometimes goes thru when school is over where they get in trouble; Liahona Youth Empowerment is a great program for kids to stay in that straight and narrow path.
Professional Football Athlete
BC Lions ( CFL - Canadian Football League )
University of Hawaii ( Warrior Football)
I benefited from participating in the Liahona program through the Strength & Conditioning program. It made me stronger and quicker in the sports I've played - especially football. I highly recommend it.
Punahou School - All State Football & Basketball
University Of Hawaii Warrior Football & Basketball
Liahona Youth Empowerment
The Liahona Youth Empowerment program is a wonderful program that really fights the fight to keep our keiki from going astray. The array of programs they offer will benefit and empower these young people for a better tomorrow.
St. Louis School
Beware The Batman
The Adjustment Bureau