Job Shadow Day 2014 with Rep. Cindy Evans
Hawaii 24/7: Big Island leaders host youth on Job Shadow Day
SHYLI Design Hawaii Forum 2014
with Mike McCartney & Senator Jill Tokuda
Alex Presentation: Hawaii & College
Alex Sustainability-In-Action Project 2014
College Prep Workshop
North Hawaii News: Alex Siordia: Mentoring Opportunities and Hard Work Build a Teen Leader
SHYLI Youth Leadership Summit 2013
Alex Sordia’s Presentation
Hawaii 24/7: Sustainable Hawaii’s Youth Leadership Summit inspires solutions
College Freshmen Brunch 2014
— Boston University 2014
Alex Siordia aspires to become a Senator from Hawaii. This 18 year old was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii where he attended Waimea Elementary School and Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School. Alex received a full scholarship to attend the Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA). He is now a freshman at Boston University where he majors in political science. Alex is from a hard-working family who are first generation from Mexico.
Alex aspires to work in government to set policies and create programs that will benefit everyone. He especially wants to help other youth receive opportunities to succeed and build local leaders in Hawaii. He wants to support non-profit organizations like the Sustainable Hawaii Youth Leadership Initiative (SHYLI). An inspiring speaker, Alex spoke at SHYLI’s Design Sustainable Hawaii Forum at Windward Community College about the importance of supporting Hawaii’s youth to pursue their dreams, especially college. Alex is featured in SHYLI press & videos.
For SHYLI’s Job Shadow Day 2014 Representative Cindy Evans mentored Alex where she recognized him from the floor of the Hawaii State Capitol. For Alex SHYLI Sustainability-In-Action Project, he developed a College Prep Workshop. His dream for Hawaii is that more high school students statewide will apply to, and attend college so they have the tools necessary to help their community. At the workshop, Alex invited his HPA classmates and
SHYLI members to share their college prep experiences. He encourages students to apply to colleges – junior, community or technical schools to further their education and pursue a career of their choice. While pursing his college education in Boston, Alex volunteers for the Tutors For All program where college students volunteer to tutor public high school students during the week and weekends.
In 2013 Alex was nominated by Patti Cook to serve as a Big Island youth delegate to the 9th Annual Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development on Martha’s Vineyard. For his Summit presentation, Alex researched the Big Island Dairy’s use of a methane digester that creates sustainable energy. In 2013 Alex proudly represented SHYLI at the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
The Sustainable Hawaii Youth Leadership Initiative is a project of the Stone Soup Leadership Institute. As an emerging leader Alex works with the Institute’s other island youth attending Boston area colleges. Alex will serve as faculty on the 11th Youth Leadership Summit in June 2015.