Fall 2020: Middle & High School | YMCA of Honolulu | Honolulu, Hawai‘i | www.ymcahonolulu.org

Atherton Branch

Middle and High School

Fall 2020: Middle & High School


Don't let distance learning and physical distancing get you down!  If you're looking for ways to serve the community, connect with others, learn a few things outside of school, and discover your talents.. WE GOT YOU!

Follow us on Instagram @AthertonYMCA.  In our bio you'll see our Linktree page which always has our up to date list of events you can RSVP for, or see below.

**If you are interested in setting up a series of workshops specifically for your school or group please contact us at teenprograms@ymcahonolulu.org.  A calendar of workshops open to the public will be made available and shared here soon.  If there is a workshop topic that you would like to learn more about and your community would benefit from, let us know.

All students and volunteers are expected to follow the YMCA's Virtual Code of Conduct.

LEARN A LANGUAGE (All Ages & Families)

Your travel plans might be on hold, but you can still dive in to a different culture and language.  Classes are open to all ages from youth to kupuna.  We also encourage families to participate together!  Feel free to attend one class or all.

Korean is the official language of South Korea, so it’s very useful to learn how to converse if you’re heading out this way for a trip, want to chat with Korean friends, talk with family members, or maybe better understand your favorite Korean dramas or K-Pop without subtitles!  Our Atherton College volunteers will guide you through basic words, phrases, and sentences. Everyone will be encouraged to practice together and have fun!

Wednesdays - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Saturdays - 12:00pm-1:00pm

Learn from University of Hawaii at Manoa Center of Philippine Studies students and professors! Each lesson covers spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. You will be able to understand and participate in basic, everyday conversations. The instructor will teach pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Tagalog.

Fridays - 5:00pm-6:00pm


Students should bring their homework assignments and questions along with them as they sign into our academic support office hours.  Our college volunteer mentors will do their best to guide students through their work.  After you RSVP the log in information will remain the same for the whole month.

Weekdays: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays - 3:00pm-4:30pm

Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays - 10:00am-12:00pm

Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays - 2:00pm-3:00pm


What's the Tea?!  Teen Talk & Activities: Want to vent? Want to meet others? Complain about COVID? Play a game? Have a good laugh? Facilitated by UH Manoa Mentors, our goal is to empower all students and give them an open, safe place to talk about themselves and share their opinions. The virtual environment will be fun, interesting, and friendly.  We'll have games, activities, and random conversation.

Wednesdays and Fridays - 4:30pm-5:30pm

AMONG US GAME: The multi-player game takes place in a space-themed setting where players each take on one of two roles. Most are crew-mates and others are impostors - all predetermined.  The goal for the crew-mates is to identify the impostors, eliminate them from the game, and complete tasks around the map.  The impostors' goal is to eliminate the crew-mates without being identified.

Fridays - 5:30pm-7:30pm

HAWAIIAN STORIES & MYTHOLOGY: Hawaiian history is full of myth, legends, and cultural lessons passed down through the generations. Spend this time with us to discover and discuss some of those lessons. Volunteers with an interest in Hawaiian culture and knowledge will share stories of the past as they relate to the issues we face today. Join us for fun, discovery, and culture. What better way to head into Thanksgiving than being thankful for the culture and history that surrounds us.

Wednesday, November 25 - 6:00pm-8:00pm


Our team of students are preparing all sorts of workshops and panel discussions that rotate each month.  Let us know if you would like to see a specific topic and we'll work on scheduling that!  Email us at teenprograms@ymcahonolulu.org and we can schedule a workshop for your class, club, or group of friends to support you and your futures!

Diversity Wheel - Tuesday, November 10 - 5pm-6pm
Career Exploration - Tuesday, November 17 - 5pm-6pm
Benefits of Higher Education - Wednesday, November 18 - 5pm-6pm
Resume Writing - Tuesday, November 24 - 5pm-6pm
Practicing Your Interview Skills - Wednesday, November 25 5pm-6pm

Aiea High School ONLY:  Nov. & Dec. TBD
Wednesday, October 14 12:30pm-1:15pm - Understanding Scholarships & Grants
Wednesday, October 21 12:30pm-1:15pm - 9th & 10th Grade Spooktacular Virtual Escape Room
Wednesday, October 28 12:30pm-1:15pm - 11th & 12th Grade Spooktacular Virtual Escape Room

Kalani High School ONLY:  Nov. & Dec. TBD
Thursday, October 15 12:30pm-1:15pm - Understanding Scholarships & Grants
Thursday, October 22 12:30pm-1:15pm - 9th & 10th Grade Spooktacular Virtual Escape Room
Thursday, October 29 12:30pm-1:15pm - 11th & 12th Grade Spooktacular Virtual Escape Room

Available upon request - otherwise rotating monthly.

College Access
  • Benefits of Higher Education
  • Tips around Preparing for Standardized Tests
  • FAFSA and Financial Aid
  • Scholarships and Grants
  • What Does Applying for College Look Like?
  • Exploring College Program Options

Personal Development
  • Let's Talk about Mental Health
  • Writing a Personal Statement
  • Embracing your Diversity
  • Resiliency and You
  • Social Media Safety

Career & Job Skill Development
  • How to Search for a Job
  • Creating an Effective Resume
  • Preparing for an Interview
  • Being an Effective Listener