1200 Maui Students Attend Transition Convention
By Wendy Osher
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.