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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

AHUPUAʻA SYSTEMS APPRENTICESHIP (ASA)

2 Year Apprenticeship • June 2021 - May 2023

To educate and cultivate the next generation of people committed to living the values and practices of a once sustainable island food system.

AHUPUAʻA SYSTEMS APPRENTICESHIP (ASA) Overview

Hoʻokuaʻāina is partnering with Windward Community College to offer a unique program for students interested in ʻāina based work, gaining hands-on experience, carrying on cultural practices and traditions, and creating sustainable ahupuaʻa systems once again in Hawaii. In addition to learning the skills and ethics of cultivating kalo and other foods in the loʻi at Kapalai, participants will spend the summer immersed in the stewardship of various wahi pana in the Koʻolaupoko region such as loko iʻa, loʻi kalo, stream restoration, forest management, while being supported to begin their college career. Upon completion of summer requirements, students will be invited to be a part of the 2-year college degree and certification program.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Graduating high school seniors, students attending early college courses, or students already enrolled at WCC, interested in pursuing career experience and higher education with a focus on traditional Hawaiian and contemporary community-based ahupuaʻa systems and practices.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be hardworking & motivated to go to college to pursue any career of interest
  • A resident of Windward/Koʻolaupoko region between the ages of 17-24
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Enroll as a full-time student at Windward Community College

Upon successful completion of all apprenticeship requirements, participants will receive a $1200 stipend per session, tuition for college, and entry into the 2-year apprenticeship at Hoʻokuaʻāina while pursuing their degree and certificate at WCC.

AT THE END OF THE 2 YEARS STUDENTS WILL ATTAIN:

  • Relevant, entrepreneurial hands-on experiential and technical training at various wahi pana within the Ko’olaupoko district
  • 2-year AA degree of student’s choice that will foster a pathway to 4-year degree
  • Subject Certificate in Ahupua’a Systems: Indigenous Resource management and Food Production
  • College courses in Science, Hawaiian Studies, Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture, Business, and Economics
  • Diversity of course requirements within cross-disciplinary departments to expose students to a variety of professional career possibilities
  • Mentorship, counseling, and support to ensure successful completion of the program

APPLICATION PROCESS

ASA Program Deadlines

KEY APPLICATION TasksDue Date
ASA Program Application OpensMonday, March 1, 2021
Informational ZoomTBD
ASA Program Application DeadlineFriday, April 23, 2021
InterviewsApril 26, to May 7, 2021
Notification of Acceptance into ProgramTuesday, May 11, 2021
Parent and Participant Orientation (Mandatory)Saturday, June 5, 2021
1st Day of ProgramTuesday, June 8, 2021

WCC Deadlines

KEY APPLICATION TasksDue Date
Complete WCC Online ApplicationASAP (Before June 8, 2021)
Complete Financial Aid Application and FAFSAASAP (Before June 8, 2021)
WCC Summer Registration deadlineTBD
Pre-Advising at WCCTBD

Questions about: ASA application email education@hookuaaina.org

QUESTIONS ABOUT: WCC, FINANCIAL AID AND FAFSA APPLICATION EMAIL HAʻA PAGAN PAGANJ@HAWAII.EDU

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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu. Get Directions.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

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P.O. Box 342146

Kailua, HI 96734

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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

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916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

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P.O. Box 342146

Kailua, HI 96734

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Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

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