Aumua Applauds Work of the Islands Society

September 16, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “I am always encouraged whenever I learn of new organizations whose mission is to help promote and assist Pacific Islanders in achieving their goals,” said Amata.  “It is the work of these organizations that has helped many of our people reach higher and do more than they ever thought possible, and I encourage our young people to get involved and take advantage of the opportunities that groups like the Islands Society provide,” stated Amata.

Coconut Point and Pala Lagoon
Coconut Point in American Samoa

The Islands Society is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization that develops and implements programs that inspire and empower islanders around the world, focusing on community projects and next generation leaders.  The Pacific Islands Society; a branch of the Islands Society is dedicated to promoting stronger people to people relations between the Pacific Island Countries and Territories through speaking series, cultural events and annual campaigns.

In order to help improve island communities across the globe, the community projects concentrate specifically on, charity, conservation, democracy, disaster relief, education, equality, health, innovation, and sustainability; while the next generation leader program supports artists, athletes, chefs, incubators, musicians, policymakers, storytellers, and technologists.

The Islands Society is currently seeking applicants for the following programs: Local Female Leaders, Pacific Security Scholars, Pacific Next Generation Artists, and Pacific Classrooms.  For more information on the projects and how you can apply, please go to the Islands Society website at

“As we move forward into the 21st Century and the world grows smaller through technology, we must make sure that our young people have the tools and opportunities that will help propel them into leadership positions and the knowledge necessary to compete on a global scale,” said Amata.  “The Islands Society is another valuable asset that can help empower our people and I want to thank them for the hard work they do,” concluded Amata.

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