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Our Mission

The Voices of Pacific Island Nations (VOPIN) is committed to inspiring Pasefika (Pacific Islander) students and families by providing high-quality, culturally responsive services and resources to eliminate educational and opportunity inequities. We serve as a bridge to develop stronger relationships between students, families, schools, and the community.

The Leaders of the next generation:

  • Students and Families Served
    Students and Families Served


  • Program Departments
    Program Departments



Meet Taluasa "Lua" Enoka, a 17-year-old senior at Bremerton High School. As a proud Samoan and dedicated student, Lua enjoys watching K-Dramas, values her Christian faith, and cherishes her family. She first heard about Voices of Pacific Island Nations (VOPIN) through friends and quickly realized the significant impact their programs have on Pacific Islander students and beyond. “VOPIN is a very important organization and it's . . . for not only just Pacific Islanders but also for other students,” Lua shares.

May is a month of celebration and unity as we dedicate it to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage. It's a time to honor the contributions, culture, and achievements of the AANHPI community and to recognize the diverse stories that unite our communities. We commemorate the pioneering spirit of early Asian immigrants, the resilience of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander ancestors, and the shared struggles and triumphs that have shaped our collective history. Our deeply intertwined roots continue to nourish our growth today and in the future.

Youth Artists: Are you ready to grow your arts leadership skills?

Educators: Do you know a creative young person, ready to grow as a leader?

Apply or nominate someone to become part of the 2024-2025 Washington Youth Arts Leadership Cohort.

Nomination/Application Deadline: July 11, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.