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Islands Society Announces Neighbor Islands Emerging Leaders Program

Kailua-Kona, HI, May 12, 2016 --( The Islands Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new program for emerging leaders across the Neighbor Islands of Hawaii.

Specifically, the Neighbor Islands Emerging Leaders Program will provide young leaders a platform to share their insights on how we can improve the health and well-being of island communities around the world. Through the Neighbor Islands Emerging Leaders Program, the Islands Society will recognize college students and young professionals from the Big Island, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, and Molokai. The Society will then provide those individuals with an opportunity to share their insights on how the health and well-being of other island communities can be improved based on their own life experiences.

Anyone interested in nominating a young leader should contact Keiko Ono, Managing Director of the Pacific Islands Society, at Nominations are being accepted on a rolling basis.

About the Islands Society
The Islands Society is a “Top-Rated” 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to inspire and empower islanders to participate in foreign affairs and overseas engagements in order to affect positive change in their local communities. The nonprofit develops and implements projects that are designed to help islanders realize their full potential on the world stage. These projects are currently organized around two main themes: community projects and next generation leaders. The community projects center on ten issue areas, including charity, conservation, democracy, disaster relief, education, equality, health, innovation, security, and sustainability. Meanwhile, the next generation leader projects support artists, athletes, chefs, incubators, musicians, policy makers, storytellers, and technologists. To implement these programs, the nonprofit has launched local constituent societies around the world. These include the Pacific Islands Society, Baltic Islands Society (Honolulu, Hawaii), Sea Islands Society (Charleston, South Carolina), Caribbean Islands Society (Miami, Florida), Remote Islands Society (Tokyo, Japan), and Southeast Asian Islands Society (Washington, DC).

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