Kauhale Youth Leadership Training (YLT)


  • Planning to Enroll/Enrolled at UH Leeward Community College or UH West Oʻahu
  • Holds a High School diploma or a GED certificate
  • A young adult between 17-24 years old with residency or connection to the Waiʻanae moku
  • Hard worker & strongly motivated to go to college to pursue any career of interest
  • Digital Media Applicants: Required 1 semester with Searider Productions


Kauhale’s Summer Ramp Up (SRU) internship offers a unique opportunity for you to start your college career by providing a leadership immersion experience that grows your understanding of how to succeed in both the college and work environments.   During this 8-week college and work internship, you will be attending a summer bridge course at Leeward Community College while gaining work and leadership experience in the Kauhale Social Enterprises- MA`O Organic Farms, Mākaha Studios and Searider Productions (please note that the Digital Media internship requires graduating from the WHS SP program).  Upon successful completion of all SRU internship requirements, participants will receive an educational stipend of approximately $525 per month and an invitation to join the 2-year Youth Leadership Training program as a proud intern of our next class - Cohort 14.


  • Gather all application components and submit to the Youth Leadership Development Specialist
  • Apply online at LCC, http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/apply-first-time OR via paper application
  • Contact our office at 696-5569 to schedule an interview

APPLICATION: Last Day to Submit –   Wednesday, May 29th, 2019


Due Date
Complete LCC On-line Application & Kauhale YLT Application
Wednesday, May 29th
Last Day to Interview
Wednesday, May 29th
Confirmation of Acceptance into Program
Friday, May 31st
Summer Ramp Up (SRU) Orientation
Monday, June 3th
SRU 1st Day at Social Enterprise Sites
Tuesday, June 4th
1st Day of Instruction
Thursday, August 1st
Last Day of SRU & Hōʻike
Friday, August 2nd
Cohort 14 Official Start Date