Youth Challenge Remembers December 7th at Ewa Field

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Cadets Lewis, Vierra Cruz, Boteilho & Sarme lower the colors after the Ewa Field Memorial Ceremony on December 6th, 2014

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Cadets Vierra Cruz and Stanis Folder the colors

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Cadet Lewis looks on as cadets from the Youth Challenge Academy folder the colors after the Ewa Field Memorial ceremony on December 6th, 2014

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Cadets Young, Boteilho, Stanis & Vierra Cruz finalize the folding of the colors

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Cadets from the Youth Challenge Academy attend and support the Dec7th attack memorial ceremony at former Marine Corps Air Station, Ewa Field. This field was one of the first (& last) locations attacked by forces from the Empire of Japan on December 7th, 1941. Joining them is attack survivor, Major John A. Hughes, USMC, (Ret.)

Youth Challenge Aquaponics Team

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Cadets Iosua and Cruz sweep up at Mari’s Garden

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Cadets Morales, Boteihlo, & Nagata fill pots for future plantings at Mari’s Garden

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The YCA Aquaponics team volunteers at Mari’s Garden

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Cadets kahele & Uiagalelei doign anything they can to graduate YCA

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Cadet Kahele takes a break… Again!

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The YCA Aquaponis team slides the support system into place at YCA

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Cadet Cruz moves some rocks at Mari’s Garden

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Ms. Fujimoto, Cadets Cruz and Lasalle fill bags with rocks for drainage systems at Mari’s Garden

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The YCA Aquaponics team putting in the plant beds of our new system

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Cadets Dela Cruz & Bernreuter work on the filter system at YCA

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The YCA Aquaponics Team

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A bird’s eye view

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The YCA Aquaponics FISH team

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Bok choy growing at YCA

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Turning YCA green

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YCA Class 41 Visits US Coast Guard @ Sand Island

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Cadet Hattori watches demonstration on board USCGC Kittihake

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Cadets Montgomery, Hansen, Valdez, Foster, Hattori, Smith, Lewis, Pitre, Kahaialii, Cayetano, Brown & Hernandez pose with Chief Freeman on board USCGC Kittiwake

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Cadet Foster moving down the gangway of the USCGC Kittiwake

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Cadets Valdez & Pitre moving down the gangway of the USCGC Kittiwake

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Cadets Montgomery, Hansen, Valdez, Foster, Hattori, Smith, Lewis, Pitre, Kahaialii, Cayetano, Brown & Hernandez pose with Chief Freeman in front of USCGC Kittiwake

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Cadets Cayetano, Brown and Kahaialii on board USCG small boat at Sand Island Coast Guard Base

Equine 808 Horse Rescue

Cadet Teren feeding one of the rescue horses

Cadet Teren feeds one of the rescue horses

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Cadets Lewis and Boteilho build up a sweat turning manure.

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The 808 Equine crew. From left to right, Cadets Bautista, Lewis, Pitre, Tongomi, Montgomery, Boteilho, Dereaskderson & Hattori. Mr. Cronin the YCA Program Coordinator and Diane, the 808 Equine manager are in the back row.

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Cadets Dereaskderson & Montgomery put a fresh coat of paint on the corral fence.

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Cadet Hattori loads the feed buckets with this evening’s meal.

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Removing Pili grass from a new pasture.

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Cadets Boteilho & Pitre, from class 41 work hard at Equine 808 horse rescue facility to clear a pasture on the south side.

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Cadets Boteilho & Pitre try to make friends with one of the rescue horses