The Youth have organized themselves into a Youth Council and as part of the development of their leadership skills, will coordinate activities as overnighters, highway clean-ups, movies, beach parties, the Halloween party, and other fellowship activities.
The 2019-2020 Youth Council is led by President: Kathleen Taroma, Vice President: Rylan Cajigal-Evans, Secretary: Isaiah Lampitoc, and Class Representatives: Shandi Agpoon and Charlotte Freidenburg.
Developing Young Leaders
Good Shepherd strongly believes in providing its youth with the experience of attending programs sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii such as God Camp, the Provincial Youth Event, and the Episcopal Youth Event. Good Shepherd takes pride in the development of its youth to become leaders in the Diocese and other churches throughout the Diocese.
Sunday School for youth is provided during the 9:00 a.m. service. A team of trained and dedicated Sunday School teachers lead the discussion on the day's Lessons and Gospel. There are three classes, based on their age group: Pre K to 4th grade; 5th grade to 8th grade; and 9th to 12th grades.
Vacation Bible School
During the summer, a week-long (and free) evening Vacation Bible School is conducted. Under the direction of a dedicated faculty, the youth receive religious instruction, do arts and crafts, play games, and develop leadership skills. At the conclusion of the week, the youth get together for a Parish picnic.
The youth of Good Shepherd also have the opportunity to perform as part of the Filipino Folk Dance Troupe, which began in 1972 under the leadership of the late Nancy Andres, who brought the troupe to the West Coast where they performed at Disneyland, Canada, and other cities. The troupe continues to be taught by Alfredo and Bessy Evangelista.