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Hope For Kids 'Elua

Overview

Based on its work with the Hope for Kids ʻEkahi Partners, the Foundation developed a long-term goal for Hope for Kids ʻElua: to increase the sense of hope in all children and youth in Hawaiʻi by ensuring access to quality ʻāina-based education. We believe that this supports a strong connection to community, positive feelings about oneself including a sense of achievement and belonging in a cultural context, a deep connection to the ʻāina and important life skills.

Elevating ʻĀina-based Education

Background

The Foundation hopes to reach its long-term goal by demonstrating and elevating the value of ʻāina-based education by partnering with successful and sustainable community programs. In 2016, nine organizations agreed to work with the Foundation toward this goal over the course of five years. The results of an initial pilot evaluation report, prepared by Dr. Anna Ah Sam, highlights the work of six of our ‘Elua partners and shows their progress toward reaching the Hope for Kids outcomes as defined by shorter term indicators. Further evaluation work is underway and will be available as the Hope for Kids initiative moves toward year five.

Partners

Life skills through kalo cultivation

Natural Farming Learning Lab

Advancement of the local community

Traditional Hawaiian navigation

Dedicated to caring for He‘eia Fishpond

Mālama ʻāina based learning

A community resource bank in Hilo

News & Updates


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Commissioned by Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation, this report identifies the major issues currently affecting children in Hawai‘i. The report combines the analysis of existing data with expert opinions from leading child advocates, policy...

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