East Kauai Y’s Men’s Club member, the late Jennie Yukimura, suggested a way to encourage children to express and personalize their concept of peace through an art and short essay contest. Her vision started the Peace Through My Eyes poster and essay contest for children attending YMCA programs during the Spring Intersession. 2022 marks its 10th year of the contest.

Delegates at the convention unanimously voted to rename this annual Hawaii Region’s “Peace through My Eyes” to the Jennie Yukimura Peace Through My Eyes contest in remembrance of this beloved Y’s Men member. Click here to watch the video of the 2022 winners: https://youtu.be/veNLRAQGL7E.