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Students from around the state gather to discuss homelessness

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

More than 100 students from 23 high schools statewide gathered on Saturday to discuss ways to help end homelessness in Hawaii.

The event was part of the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council's Global Vision Summit at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

The students met with community leaders as well as people who are currently homeless or used to live out on the streets.

"We're living in the same society and same community so if we want to have a more positive community there needs to be more understanding between the government and the homeless people," said Tenielle Ellis, a Sophomore from Punahou.

Participants heard from a panel of local experts and also gained an international perspective by learning about how other countries have addressed homelessness.

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