Makena, is a freshman at Don Lugo High School in Chino, CA. She is class president at her high school and is on the basketball team. She has been playing basketball for five years and is passionate about working to better her community. She is driven, excited to help her peers, and hopeful towards making this world a better place. Makena has participated in multiple Home Run Hero events, the event with Japan/Hands on Tokyo, and is currently helping with the upcoming Honduras trip as well. Her most memorable project was in Japan as she renovated orphanages for and created special bonds with the children there, “I’m so blessed to have had the amazing opportunity to teach them some American traditions and break the language barrier with music through piano” she said.