Youth Savings Initiative – Kokua Kalihi Valley

With a generous grant from the Atherton Foundation and support from Hawai`i USA Federal Credit Union and Bank of Hawai`i, HACBED and Kōkua Kalihi Valley (KKV) have partnered to offer the participants in their bike exchange program an opportunity to earn match savings and bonus cash incentives by attending a series of financial education and life skills workshops.

The Kalihi Valley Instructional Bike Exchange (KVIBE) is a bicycle repair and recycling program where youth in the community volunteer their time and provide a service to the community of Kalihi while learning to work with their hands and gain invaluable life skills. Youth who are highly involved in the program, are invited to participate in the Youth Savings Initiative.

This year’s workshops will run from February to June and participants will have opportunities to earn money from two neighborhood bike sale opportunities. They will also have an opportunity to earn an additional $125 through matching funds and other incentives.

While recognizing that financial literacy and capability are core to a stable and prosperous future, we also understand that wealth is not always defined in monetary terms and money should not be the sole driver for making decisions throughout life. We recognize that the support of family, friends, and community are fundamental for success. This program has been designed to help participants set goals based on their own values, beliefs and dreams by introducing them to successful members of their own community who serve as mentors, guides, and role models, giving them the tools and education to become prosperous, high achieving adults.

Mapping Current Programs

The map below contains information related to children’s and student savings accounts. The first set of data is related to schools and regional complexes. Please click on either the specific school or the general region to view various statistics, contact information, etc. The second set of data is related to banks and financial institutions. Again, please click on the specific location to view contact information, etc.

Please see the information below for an explanation of the different map icons. For example, schools that already have financial literacy or financial education programs in place will have a different icon on the map. This information can also be found in the details of the map itself:

  • Drops = Existing Program
  • $ = financial institution
  • i = Information regarding the school complex as a whole

Colors: The color code is county specific (i.e. yellow in Hawai’i County does not have any correlation or connection with yellow in the City and County of Honolulu). Each color corresponds with a specific complex system. A complex is a system of schools that all funnel into a single high school. Public charter schools that are within the jurisdiction of that complex according to the DOE are included in this classification despite the fact that some serve grades K-12.


Notes: There is a lot of information in the notes section of each marker, including Congressional district and representatives and senators, complex, complex area, principal, enrollment, and any notable relationships with public figures or important programs. If you are interested in a specific type piece of information, such as a public figure, search for that individual using the search box and each of the schools he/she is affiliated with will be provided in list form.



Links to Our Partners

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