Maui Real Estate Blog

Support the Paia Youth and Cultural Center

I wanted to take a bit of a tangent from our usual real estate posts to share a video put together a little earlier this year about the Paia Youth and Cultural Center (PYCC).

The Paia Youth and Cultural Center is a program based youth center located on the beach at Paia Bay. There are over 500 members who participate at the PYCC on an annual basis. A free membership gives the youth access to programs like the Paia Bay Cafe, Hekili Multimedia Lab, RadiOpio, Project Venture, the Stone Wave Skate Park and more. As the video shows above, this really is a fantastic venue for the Youth of Maui to grow, play, laugh and learn. While membership is free, the costs to operate the PYCC are considerable. The Youth Center is dependent upon a combination of grants and contributions from individuals. The Maui Real Estate Team is a proud supporter of the PYCC. Please consider making a year end contribution to PYCC to help support this fantastic not for profit organization and Maui’s Youth.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Mishka at Lumeria to Benefit the Paia Youth and Cultural Center

Lumeria Maui will be hosting Mishka on Saturday, September 7th in a benefit to support the Paia Youth and Cultural Center. If you are a regular reader of our blog, you may recognize the name Mishka. He performed at our special broker’s open at Mea Makamae. Even if you don’t read the blog, you may well have heard of Mishka as he is one of Reggae’s up and coming stars. He recently signed with Jimmy Buffet’s record label and opened for a number of dates on Jimmy’s summer tour.

This intimate and special event only has a total of 100 tickets available. There are 75 tickets for $30 for just the music. There are an additional 25 tickets that also include a three course farm to table dinner. Dinner and the show will cost $80. The musical performance will be in Lumeria’s court yard. Attendees should bring blankets or beach chairs for the performance. The dinner starts at 5:00 PM. Mishka is set to perform at 6:30 PM. Tickets may be purchased online via Eventbrite. Act quickly as they are moving fast!

Proceeds from the benefit will go towards the Paia Youth and Cultural Center (PYCC). PYCC is celebrating its 20th year of existence this year.

PYCC is a program based Youth Center with members aged from 9-21. Membership comes from all over the North Shore, Upcountry and Central Maui. Programming available includes the Hekili Multimedia Lab, RadiOpio, the Stonewave Skate Park, Malama Pono/Project Venture, The Paia Bay Cafe and a whole lot more. PYCC is a is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation funded by grants from the Maui County Department of Housing & Human Concerns, the State of Hawaii Office of Youth Services, private foundations, community donations, and fundraisers. You can donate directly to PYCC online.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

A Couple of Maui Non-Profit Notes

I just had a couple of quick notes on ways you can benefit the Paia Youth and Cultural Center and The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project.

I will be at Whole Foods in Kahului from 11:00-2:00 PM today as part of the team representing the Paia Youth And Cultural Center (PYCC). Whole Foods will be giving 5% of their sales today to PYCC. This is a great opportunity to pick up some groceries and support this fantastic community organization. PYCC is a program based youth center located on the beach at Paia Bay. Programs include the Hekili Multimedia Lab, RadiOpio, Malama Pono Project Venture, The Paia Bay Cafe and the Stonewave Skate Park. PYCC attracts kids from all over the North Shore, Upcountry and Central Maui. If you are unable to make it by Whole Foods today, you may donate directly to PYCC online.

I first became aware of the efforts to reforest the slopes of Haleakala a couple of years ago when I heard this great talk by Dr. Art Medeiros at TEDxMaui. If you have twenty minutes, this video is well worth your time.

The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project is raising funds online to help plant an additional 1,000 native trees in the Nakula Natural Reserve high on the leeward slopes of Haleakala. Here is an overview of the project:

They have one more week to raise just over $1,000 to complete this project. You may donate online to the Maui Forest Bird Recovery today.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Complete The Stonewave Skatepark At The Paia Youth And Cultural Center

The Paia Youth and Cultural Center (PYCC) has just launched a Kickstarter project to complete the PYCC’s Stonewave Skatepark. The Stonewave skatepark has been up and running providing a safe and fun environment for youth from all over the island to skateboard. The park was completed to about 90% with temporary wooden ramps filling out the remaining ten percent of the park. Time and weather have been unkind to the ramps and they were recently decommissioned due to safety issues. The youth of PYCC would like to complete the park once and for all with a permanent concrete street course. The old ramps have been removed and initial foundation work has been done for the new park. However, construction has been put on hiatus due to lack of funding. PYCC has launched their own Kickstarter campaign to fill the gap. They are trying to raise $3,000 between now and April 17th. Pledges will be refunded if the full goal of $3,000 is not met by that time. Check out the video below for more details.

If you would like to make a pledge, check out the PYCC Stonewave Skatepark Kickstarter Page. Mahalo for your consideration!

Pete Jalbert