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Kupu awarded $1.25 million grant for environmental service learning youth program

Kupu awarded $1.25 million grant for environmental service learning youth program

The following information is provided by: Halvorson PR

Honolulu, Hawaii – Kupu, a Hawaii-based nonprofit organization that administers the Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC) program, will receive a $1,256,020 AmeriCorps Grant from the Corporation for National Community Service to support their efforts to sustain and protect Hawaii’s environment.

The announcement was made by Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Senator Daniel K. Akaka, U.S. Representative Mazie K. Hirono and U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa. 

The funds will be used for Kupu’s Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps programs to foster life and leadership skills through service learning as well as provide critically needed environmental conservation work throughout the State of Hawaii.

Whole Kids Foundation Plant Seeds of Change in Hawai‘i Schools

Whole Kids Foundation Plant Seeds  of Change in Hawai‘i Schools

This fall, island keiki will head back to school with their backpacks stocked with all the classroom essentials – pencils, paper and … gardening tools? Thanks to the Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit created by Whole Foods Market, in cooperation with FoodCorps, six Hawai‘i schools, including four on O‘ahu and two on Maui -- will receive grants of $2,000 each to build or expand upon community and school gardens.

Ke Kula ‘O Samuel M. Kamakau (Kane‘ohe), Kainalu Elementary (Kailua), Makaha Elementary (Makaha), and Waikiki Elementary (Honolulu) were all selected to receive garden grants which will provide students access to fresh produce, establish a better understanding of where food comes from and bridge the connection of a healthy planet with a healthy body. On Maui, Kihei Elementary (Kihei) and Kihei Charter School (Kihei) were selected as recipients for garden grants.

KCAA’s Center for Early Education and Development Receives Grant from First Hawaiian Bank Foundation

KCAA’s Center for Early Education and Development Receives Grant from First Hawaiian Bank Foundation

KCAA Preschools of Hawai'i has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the First Hawaiian Bank (FHB) Foundation over a two-year period to support the final phase of the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) construction.

Last November KCAA began construction of the CEED on the Mother Rice campus in Moiliili. This technologically advanced training center will expand opportunities for professional development for early educators, including both KCAA and non-KCAA staff, and will help address the shortage of qualified early educators in Hawaii.

“FHB Foundation recognizes that education of keiki in our community is a priority,” said Robert Harrison, FHB’s chief executive officer. “We know that this grant is necessary for the advancement of quality early education in Hawaii, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to support future generations.

$1.25 Million From Uehiro Foundation Promotes Philosophy For Young Minds

$1.25 Million From Uehiro Foundation Promotes Philosophy For Young Minds

The Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Tokyo, Japan has pledged $1.25 million to fund The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education.  The Academy will be located in the College of Arts & Humanities and serve students and teachers from Hawai‘i, the U.S., Japan, and other international locations.
 
“The creation of the Uehiro Academy will greatly enhance the work of P4C Hawai‘i,” said Dr. Thomas Jackson, executive director of the Philosophy for Children (P4C) program in the Department of Philosophy at UH Mānoa. He continued, “It will expand to four the number of educators who will be working full time to extend the reach of P4C to more schools and teachers in Hawai’i and abroad who have shown great interest in this philosophical approach to educational transformation.”
 
Waikiki Elementary School and Kailua High School are the major P4C implementation sites on Oahu that serve as Model Schools.

Kaiser High School Graduation 2012

Kaiser High School Graduation 2012

Kaiser High School's 2012 Graduation will be taking place on Friday, May 18th on  Kaiser's Campus in Cougar Stadium.  The Commencement Ceremony begins at 6:30 PM.  Parking will be available on campus with the assistance of our Air Force JROTC students and the Honolulu Police Department directing visitors.

We remind guests that Cougar Stadium is an open air facility and with sunset occuring at 7:03 PM today, they'll be exposed to the setting sun.  A hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses are a good idea.

Project Graduation 2013 will be offering for sale items on Graduation Night (before the ceremony begins).  Their main concession stand will be located at the side of our Administration Building with a smaller concession also located at the Baseball Field.

Local Honolulu Student is a Go Daddy .ME Scholarshi​p Winner

Local Honolulu Student is a Go Daddy .ME Scholarshi​p Winner

Information courtesy: Go Daddy

GO DADDY ANNOUNCES 2nd ANNUAL .ME COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
G10 Tech-Driven Students Awarded $100,000 in Scholarships

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Go Daddy is helping 10 hard-working students who have passion for technology.  After reviewing thousands of applicant essays, Go Daddy has selected recipients of the second annual Go Daddy .ME Scholarship Program.  Each winner receives a $10,000 scholarship to apply toward the cost of tuition and books this fall.

With the rising cost of a college degree, many students and families are overwhelmed with what can be a financial burden. Go Daddy, the world's largest provider of Web hosting, domain names and new SSL Certificates is making a difference by assisting students who want to pursue a higher education. 

"Go Daddy wants to help students who are driven to succeed, especially with technology," said Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman.

Honolulu Waldorf School Dedicates Two Canoes at Oceanfront Campus

Honolulu Waldorf School Dedicates Two Canoes at Oceanfront Campus

Information courtesy: Honolulu Waldorf School

Honolulu Waldorf School (HWS) and its athletes have had much to celebrate this year. In addition to celebrating its 50th anniversary, the school launched  its first-ever ILH canoe paddling team, thanks to the efforts and experience of long-time paddler and canoe coach Tambry Young.  For its first year, HWS leased practice canoes from North Shore Canoe Club, which were housed in space offered by Hui Nalo Canoe Club in Maunalua Bay Park. Maryknoll School generously loaned racing canoes to the team for the ILH canoe paddling season.
 
Now this K-12 school in East Honolulu has acquired two practice canoes of its own.  A canoe blessing and dedication will take place on Friday, May 11, at 5:00 p.m. at the High School campus in Aina Haina.