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Hawai‘i’s Circle K International Students Service Day

February 23, 2017, 1:33 PM HST
* Updated February 23, 1:38 PM
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Students in Circle K International (CKI), the world’s largest student-led collegiate service organization, will give back to their local communities in the day-long District Large Scale Service Project Hawai’i.

Students from UH Mānoa, UH Maui College and UH Hilo will be participating in a day of community service and environmental conservation.

The agenda for the cross-island day includes projects at Honokea Loko I‘a on Hawai‘i Island, a private taro plant farm on Maui and the He‘eia Fish Pond in O‘ahu.

At the fish ponds on Hawai‘i Island and O‘ahu, students will help clean up litter.

At the taro plant farm, students will help maintain the farm by removing, cleaning and replanting taro. They will also be able to harvest the taro that previous Circle K volunteers had planted in the summer.

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The projects were specifically chosen for their alignment with CKI’s service initiative, “Serve to Conserve.”

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“I think this event shows that even though the Hawai‘i schools are physically separated, we are still able to do service ‘together’ while giving back to the local communities,” said CJ Kow, a senior currently serving as UH Hilo’s Circle K president.

District Large Scale Service Project Hawai’i is modelled after two other successful day-long service projects that occur annually in California, District Large Scale Service Project North and South. Together, the projects — held on consecutive weekends, one in northern California and one in southern California — bring together over 600 volunteers to show the effect these students can have together.

About Circle K International

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Circle K is the largest collegiate community service, leadership development and friendship organization in the world. The California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Circle K International is made up of 60 clubs and over 3,200 members in the three states. Circle K clubs are organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus.

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