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1200 Maui Students Attend Transition Convention

May 10, 2011, 10:12 AM HST
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By Wendy Osher

Mayor Arakawa speaks to a theater full of Maui students at the Adult Friends for Youth "Student Transition Convention" at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Courtesy photo, County of Maui.

An estimated 1,200 students from various Maui County Schools attended a Student Transition Convention hosted by the non-profit Adult Friends for Youth program.

The convention, held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, was designed to ease the anxieties of elementary students transitioning into middle school.  The program focuses on the physical and emotional changes of students who are making the transition from childhood to early adolescence.

The program included comments from Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa and participation from former American Idol contestant, Jordan Segundo.

The Adult Friends for Youth group provides preventative programs for youth to combat a variety of social challenges including violence, drugs, crime and learning disabilities.

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Mayor Arakawa with former American Idol contestant, Jordan Segundo back stage at the Adult Friends for Youth, Student Transition Convention. Courtesy photo, County of Maui.

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