More on O‘ahu Updates
This morning in Kaneʻohe, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) toured the Marimed Foundation’s campus, farm, and ship to learn about the organization’s experiential-based therapy as an alternative to incarceration for court appointed juveniles in Windward Oʻahu. The young men enrolled in the program learn to farm, fish, and sail, work as a member of a team, and develop life skills, while earning school credits. Many of them have their sights set on attending college, teaching, farming, or serving in the military—opportunities they had never considered possible.
Ewa Beach, HI—This morning at White Plains Beach, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), a veteran and a surfer, volunteered with the Hawai'i non-profit organization AccesSurf and participated in their Wounded Warrior program. She assisted military personnel with disabilities to have a fun-filled day in the ocean, using specialized surfboards, longboards, and flotation devices.
Honolulu, HI—This morning in Kailua, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) presented an Honorary Certificate on behalf of Congress to Ka'elepulu Elementary at a schoolwide assembly for being the only school in Congressional District 2 to earn the distinguished title of “2015 Blue Ribbon School” by the U.S. Department of Education for their overall academic excellence.