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Kids find their ‘genius within’ at Central Middle’s YMCA academy

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mayreen Miccho, left, Kaiden Lewis and Sitalia Akin show golf putters that they were assigned to design and make in their STEAM class (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) at Central Middle’s YMCA academy.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Cassidy Inamasu, left, executive director of the Atherton Y, and Katchia Gethers, right, Power Students site manager and Central Middle School vice principal, show some golfing techniques to Mayreen Miccho, who is testing a golf putter that she made in class.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER

    “The thing that’s most important to me is they develop a belief in themselves that they deserve and can achieve a lot more.”

    Michael Broderick

    President and CEO, YMCA of Honolulu

Students speaking English as a second language sometimes feel sheepish about it, but the YMCA Power Scholars at Central Middle School are getting a new sense of pride. Read more

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