To maximize choices of life and work, Native Hawaiians will gain knowledge and excel in educational opportunities at all levels.
Increase the percentage of Native Hawaiian students who meet or exceed educational standards and who graduate from post-secondary institutions.
AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS HAWAI‘I
After-School Programs to Improve Proficiency in Reading and Math on Hawaiʻi Island and Oʻahu will provide extended learning and enrichment opportunities for 1,800 students (948 Native Hawaiian) over the next two years. Throughout the school year, free after-school programs will be offered three hours a day, five days a week to put children on the right path to graduate from high school and pursue a college degree. Activities include student-led service projects, sports, career exploration opportunities and targeted programming for 8th graders exhibiting signs they might drop out. Quarterly events bring the whole family together for fun projects and performances.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE BIG ISLAND
The Mohala ʻIke project will strengthen academic success for Club members by skillfully instilling lifelong learning habits in the youth of five Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island communities (Hilo, Keaʻau, Pāhoa, Pāhala, Kealakehe). Culturally responsive, experiential academic support will be delivered by caring Club mentors to 316 Native Hawaiian students over the next two years. Educational initiatives and daily activities include an incentive-based homework support and academic tutoring program where participants dedicate an hour to academic enrichment, high-yield learning activities to enhance skills and knowledge learned at school, and literacy strengthening activities, such as spelling bees and guided reading.
ʻImi ʻIke Learning Centers provide comprehensive instruction based on the Moenaha Hawaiian culture-based methodology, combined with educationally enriching activities designed to help 100 Native Hawaiian students in foster, kith and kinship care meet and exceed academic standards in reading and math and ensure they are making progress toward graduation. Offering a one-stop-shop for educational services to at-risk youth in foster care, the learning centers develop individualized Learning Plans based on needs assessments and input from students and their caregivers. The plans are tailored to each student’s learning style and guide instruction during 1:1 and small group tutoring.