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Students in YMCA’s teen volunteer program learn from hands-on experiences

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YMCA teen volunteers Lexi Saki, left, Shelby Seu and Chloe Kelly prepare snacks that will be put into sack lunches for homeless people in Wahiawa as Paul Matsumoto assists.

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Emmaleilikolani Higa, left, Jade McMillan-Chau, Krysta Reese and Lori Takushi are volunteers in the YMCA Teen Program. The Mililani High School students prepare sandwiches that will be given to homeless people in Wahiawa.

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YMCA teen programs originated from Hi-Y Clubs in the 1950s and ’60s that turned into social clubs in the 1970s to the ’80s. A photo, above, from 1962 shows Honolulu teens in a Hi-Y Club, who visited Hiroshima in 1962 in an YMCA exchange program, dancing hula.

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Some Hi-Y Club memorabilia were collected in a scrapbook.