Strategic Plan Initiatives
A Progress Report
Our important goals are being realized
through a combination of successful, ongoing programs and
through new and innovative initiatives that provide greater
opportunities and extend the educational reach of Kamehameha
Current Initiatives (PDF -147KB)
- (808) 541-5396
Educational programs that utilize Kamehameha Schools Land
Legacy as a stimulating environment for project-based teaching
and learning by integrating disciplines such as science, social
studies, math, Hawaiian culture, conservation, and leadership.
Through collaborations with community groups, students are
actively engaged in hands-on learning experiences.
Education and Lifelong Learning - (808) 843-3521
Provides opportunities for career education to individuals
from grade seven to adult through four tracks: career exploration/aspiration,
basic skills, career academies and lifelong learning.
Childhood Education - (808) 842-8887
KS operates 77 classrooms at 32 preschool sites statewide
and serves more than 1,400 children. The program was recently
expanded to three-year-olds and selected sites now offer after
Aid - (808) 842-4682
Three new scholarships have been established to support technology
and education majors, especially those who will teach in schools
with high Hawaiian populations:
- The Career
and Technical Education Scholarship provides
financial support for students pursuing certificates in
technology, health sciences, diversified agriculture, education
and other fields at Hawai'i Technology Institute and the
University of Hawai'i Community Colleges.
- The Kumu
Kokua Scholarship provides financial support
to educational assistants and other paraprofessionals currently
teaching in the State of Hawai'i Department of Education
(DOE) schools to obtain an associate degree or pass a statewide
certification test by 2006 as required by the “No
Child Left Behind” federal legislation.
- The Pauahi
Educator Scholarship provides financial support
to students in their last two years of the Bachelor of Education
degree or in a post-baccalaureate teaching certificate program.
Cultural Center Project - (808) 842-8655
The Kapalama Campus Hawaiian Cultural Center Project provides
a provocative and entertaining series of cultural events throughout
the year. The events take place at the Ke'elikolani Performing
Arts Center and are free and open to the public.
Wellness & Family Education - (808) 842-8508
Provides culturally sensitive programs, services, curricula
and training to promote the health and well being of Hawaiian
families and communities.
Center for Learning - (808) 842-8838
Established to offer opportunities for KS students and extend
access to Kapalama Campus programs to other Hawaiian learners.
Current programs include Mele Hawai'i Institute, Exploring
Musical Theater, Creative Writing Summer Institute, Summer
Forensics, and Hawai'i Astronomy Institute.
Like - (808) 534-3983
A KS collaboration with start-up charter schools that primarily
serve Hawaiian students in grades K-12 and enhance the Hawaiian
community's capacity to improve the well being of their children
and families. KS provides financial, technical and training
support to charter schools that supply innovative educational
services to Hawaiian students.
Kona - (808) 842-8761
A week-long boarding program open to non-KS 6th graders on
the Island of Hawai'i. Students will participate in cultural
learning experiences with West Hawai'i serving as their classroom.
Units of study include Hawaiian culture and traditions, language,
hula, crafts, history, place names, Hawaiian values, science
Hawaiian Data Center - (808) 541-5372
The goal of the Ho'oulu Data Center is to decrease barriers
to Kamehameha Schools programs and other programs that target
the Hawaiian population by pre-qualifying an applicant’s
eligibility as a Hawaiian. It facilitates ethnic and birth
registry verification and supports planning for lifelong learning
through a comprehensive database of the Hawaiian population.
Ho'okupu - (808) 541-5372
The Policy Analysis and System Evaluation (PASE) division
offers two- to twelve-month paid internships to college students
interested in researching Hawaiian issues.
- (808) 842-8781
Hawaiian traveling resource program run by the KS Hawaiian
Studies Institute offers presentations and demonstrations
on selected aspects of the Hawaiian culture to students throughout
'Ike o Na Kupuna - (808) 842-8214
This program engages KS kupuna (elders) as valuable resources
through their visits to Hawai'i's school children. Students
learn more about the communities in which they live and the
uniqueness of their island homes.
Scholars - (808) 843-3535
This program offers mentoring, career counseling and other
value-added services and experiences to non-KS students from
grades 7 through 12, thereby enhancing these students’
existing educational experience.
Center at Nanakuli - (808) 668-1517
Provides a wide-range of services through KS programs and
other community collaborations.
Intern Program - (808) 523-6338
Summer internship in KS’ Legal Group provides on-the-job
training and experience to first and second year law students.
Volunteer Educator - (808) 842-8444
This program works with families and communities to incorporate
family involvement in developing a dynamic and nurturing learning
Keiki Scholars - (808) 842-8216
Eligible children are awarded scholarship money to attend
qualified preschools. Program includes parent participation
and attendance requirements.
Leadership Institute - (808) 523-6371
Building tomorrow's leaders both within Kamehameha and the
Native Hawaiian community.
Publications - (808) 541-5344
An additional publication venue for Kamehameha Schools, Pauahi
Publications produces research, references, and resources
for Hawaiian education grounded in 'Ike Hawai'i. Publications
include print, audio/visual, and digital forms.
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