District Large Scale Service Project Hawai’i 2017

February 22, 2017

Heyun Jeong
Heyun Jeong

Julie Shiozaki




HAWAI’I; February 25, 2017 – Students in Circle K International (CKI), the world’s largest student-led collegiate service organization, gave back to their local communities in a day-long service project, District Large Scale Service Project Hawai’i. Despite the geographical boundaries that separate them, students from the islands of Maui and Hawai’i came together in a shared day of community service and environmental conservation.

The agenda for the cross-island day included projects at a private taro plant farm in Maui and a culturally and ecologically important ancient fishpond, the Honokea Loko I`a in Hawai’i.

At the taro plant farm, students helped maintain the farm by removing, cleaning and replanting taro. They were also able to harvest the taro that previous Circle K volunteers had planted in the summer. At the fish pond, students helped clean up areas that have been dirtied by litter and human activity.

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

“I think this event shows that even though the Hawaii 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. Students from UH Maui College and UH Hilo worked on this project together, but at the two different sites.

District Large Scale Service Project Hawai’i is modeled 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

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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