Ritchie Norton, CITO Correspondent | University Advancement | 8 June 2007
A week-long Especially For Youth (EFY) program will be held at BYU-Hawaii June 25-29. EFY is a unique opportunity for youth ages 14-18 to grow spiritually, develop lasting friendships, and gain a better understanding of their individual worth in a caring, trusting, and accepting environment. BYU-Hawaii has hosted the Best of EFY, a one-day program in February, for many years. However, there is a need for the full week-long program to be held in Hawaii.
Sherrie Bangerter, Hawaii EFY administrator explains, “Three years ago, Pres. Shumway contacted BYU-Hawaii’s Center for Instructional Technology and Outreach (CITO) after receiving a letter from a mother expressing her heartfelt plea for BYU-Hawaii to offer a youth program similar to those offered at BYU Provo and Idaho, such as EFY. Her request was not the first.