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Vision, Mission and Approach

Our Vision

When we invest our resources in strengthening youth and families, we invest in the health and well being of our future generations.

Our Mission

The Maui Farm provides farm-based, family-centered programs that teach essential life skills for self-sufficient living. We offer services in a safe neighborhood setting, where individuals and families are nurtured to develop their full potential.

Our Approach

“E malama pono i ka ‘āina; nana mai ke ola.  Take good care of the land; it grants you life.”

The Maui Farm’s ʻohana model of farm-based, family centered programs is values-based, educational, and utilizes an experiential approach. “Activity is our therapy” is an effective strategy for teaching healthy attitudes and skills through hands-on learning. Children, youth and families learn invaluable lessons in the cycles of life, cooperation, stewardship, respect for all living things, and the importance of self-discipline and taking on personal responsibility. The Maui Farm also teaches and practices hoʻoponopono as its communication and problem-solving process. The corrective, forgiving and empowering beliefs and values inherent in ho‘oponopono serve to promote the health of the ʻāina and its people.