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Lahaina Disaster Updates

Old Lahaina is officially locked down. Displaced people are still looking for housing and sleeping on the streets, left with nothing. Homes are burned to ash. Bodies are still being searched for. Our homes are gone. But focus is on helping.  We are a 501c3 that launched in late 2022 to help the youth, particularly the underserved children, in Lahaina with programs that provide education, surfing and skating skills with free lessons to help them build positive character traits such as respect, resilience, honor, humility and creativity and sense of belonging in a community. Now, we are focused on responding to the immediate needs of the displaced families in West Maui who need lifesaving supplies and financial assistance. We will then be expanding how we can serve the entire Lahaina community that is recovering from the fires by organizing community events for our youth around supply drives, surfing, skateboarding and music. Because we need hope. The kids of Lahaina need hope. Our town will rebuild. And we will be there to help. 

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Paddle Out For Lahaina

September 8th 2023

We gather on the anniversary of the Lahaina fire

Meet up will be at noon, we will be paddling out from Thousand Peaks


Join us on September 8th at Thousand Peaks for a Paddle Out for Lahaina memorial event. We will bring the community together for the one month anniversary of the devastating fire to grieve, to heal, and to honor the many lives lost. Paddle Out begins at Noon. A helicopter will drop flowers over the water will be a 1pm.

Mana Mentors Skate Competition 

On August 5th, days before the fire, we hosted our first skate competition at Lahaina Skate Park. Since the Lahaina fire, our kids no longer have a skatepark or skateboards. Starting Friday August 25th, instead of meeting us at the Lahaina Skate Park for weekly Skate Night, West Side Maui families are welcome to join Mana Mentors for Beach Night at Flemings Beach at 4pm. Food, fun and healing for the kids and community. Please come. All welcome.


Children Need Mentors

Mana Mentors is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to teach youth (and all humans) ocean respect, earth respect and self-respect though the mindful practice of surfing, skateboarding, meditation and exercise for mind, body and soul. Inspired by surfer Robert “Uncle Bully” Kotter, a Lahaina local who has devoted his life to the kids of Maui, our mission is to give back to the community, help underprivileged youth and inspire future generations. 

We accept all kinds of donations. In addition to funds, we welcome skate and surf gear, clothes, promotional items (stickers and hats). Donating your time to spend with the kids is priceless.   

Become a mentor! Help us organize skate contests, surf challenges, food and toy drives, and community building events. We love to partner with other non profits and ministries, 

Our mission is for our youth to excel physically, spiritually and academically, and develop positive character traits such as respect, resilience, honor, humility and creativity.

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