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Waipā Foundation


Waipā Foundation, through a lease and partnership with Kamehameha Schools, manages the 1,600 acre ahupua‘a of Waipā on Kauaʻi’s north shore as a Hawaiian cultural center and ahupua‘a learning center. While Waipā welcomes over 2,000 learners a year from all over Hawai‘i and the continent, on field trips and visits for experiential learning throughout the watershed, some of Waipā's special programming focuses on children and families, especially Hawaiian, with long-term ties to the geographic communities surrounding Waipā. Such programs for youth and children focus on teaching mālama ‘āina and aloha ‘āina (to love and care for, preserve, the land) and incorporate education, enrichment, and leadership, as well as training in life, work and cultural skills.

Waipā Foundation is partnering with Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation in the Hope for Kids initiative to engage more “older” youth in their programs, as well as to provide more intensive mentoring and educational support to children and youth from kindergarten through high school age in its target communities.


Hope for Kids: Building Hope and a Positive Future

Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke | Hope for Kids (2009-2015)

Kōkua Kalihi Valley - Hoʻoulu ʻĀina | Hope for Kids (2009-2015)

The Kohala Center | Hope for Kids (2009-2015)

Kaʻala Farm | Hope for Kids (2009-2015)

Ka Honua Momona | Hope for Kids (2009-2015)

Hui Mālama O Ke Kai Foundation | Hope for Kids (2009-2015)

Nā Kahumoku | Hope for Kids (2009-2015)

ʻAha Pūnana Leo | Hope for Kids (2009-2015)

Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha | Hope for Kids (2009-2015)