Waianae Christmas Parade 12/15/12 – Photos

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Supreme Court Justices’ Dinner in Waianae 12/11/12

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Volunteer Facilitators Needed for College & Career Readiness Program in Nānākuli – Deadline Dec, 28

OhanaIke2The wa‘a serves as a metaphor in the journey our students and parents will take in the college-going process.

Community volunteers are needed to serve as facilitators for a new college readiness program called ‘Ohana ‘Ike (knowledge of the family).

‘Ohana ‘Ike was launched through a partnership between Kamehameha Schools, NHIS, the NHIS Alumni Association and Leeward Community College – Wai‘anae. It is a family college and career planning program that uses the steps taken in building a wa‘a (canoe) and applies a similar concept to college and career readiness planning from grades 7 through 12.

The curriculum illustrates how our kūpuna Hawai‘i (Hawaiian elders) mastered their environment and their resources and use their knowledge and skills in today’s world to prepare ‘ōpio (youth) for higher education and competition in the 21st century global economy.

“‘Ohana ‘Ike honors the wealth of knowledge and resources that our families possess and affirms that our parents/caregivers are the most significant teachers for our haumāna (students) throughout their lifespan,” said Andrea Dias, program manager for Kamehameha Schools’ Career and Post High Counseling and Guidance department.

The goals of the program include increasing family and student expectations to continue their education after high school, increasing knowledge of and skills to complete the college planning process and increasing the number of students that are admitted into the post-high institution of their choice.   Continue reading