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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

FIND A PROGRAM

Whether you are a teacher searching for an ʻāina-based education site, a coach looking for a team bonding experience, a CEO interested in staff development, a counselor who needs a safe place for a challenged youth to be mentored or someone looking for organic wholesome staple foods to feed your family, we have the program for you.

FIND A PROGRAM

Whether you are a teacher searching for an ʻāina-based education site, a coach looking for a team bonding experience, a CEO interested in staff development, a counselor who needs a safe place for a challenged youth to be mentored or someone looking for organic wholesome staple foods to feed your family, we have the program for you.

FIND A PROGRAM

Whether you are a teacher searching for an ʻāina-based education site, a coach looking for a team bonding experience, a CEO interested in staff development, a counselor who needs a safe place for a challenged youth to be mentored or someone looking for organic wholesome staple foods to feed your family, we have the program for you.

Kūkuluhou - Mentoring

We mentor youth in the ways of our Hawaiian kupuna, keeping traditional values alive and restoring the ‘āina. Through the cultivation of kalo and Hawaiian values-based coaching, Hoʻokuaʻāina empowers youth by helping them develop life strategies and skills so that together we can build healthy communities.

Mentoring Program - Uncle Dean mentoring youth

POKIʻI (Entry Level)

Through our flagship 9-month mentoring program, youth ages 12-18 facing challenging life circumstances are connected with land, culture, and community. A key component of this program is one-on-one mentoring with experienced life coaches.

Internship Program - Seasonal Intern Cohort

KAIKAINA (Internship Level)

A seasonal 10-week paid internship serving young adults ages 18-23 seeking opportunities for leadership development, technical training, job readiness, and increased understanding of Hawaiian culture through values-based coaching.

ASA College Education Program - Cohort Participants with Lead Farm Manager

AHUPUAʻA SYSTEMS APPRENTICESHIP (ASA)

In collaboration with Windward Community College, Hoʻokuaʻāina has designed a 2-year program to provide graduates of Windward public schools who may not have considered furthering their education an opportunity to pursue a college degree with tuition assistance at WCC and a paid internship with Hoʻokuaʻāina.

Kupuohi - Education

The loʻi at Kapalai offers a unique outdoor learning environment where students can make a connection to ʻāina while practicing Hawaiian values, traditional agriculture, land stewardship, and resource anagement. Students of all grade levels are introduced to and practice important values such as malama ʻāina, laulima, lōkahi, aloha, hoʻomau, and ma ka hana ka ʻike.

Education Program - Intern working with school group

GRADES K-12

Our multiple-visit ʻāina-based education program provides opportunities for students to flourish through connection to the land and Hawaiian culture through kalo cultivation and the teaching of Native Hawaiian values.

COLLEGE AHUPUAʻA SYSTEMS APPRENTICESHIP (ASA)

In collaboration with Windward Community College, Hoʻokuaʻāina has designed a 2-year program to provide graduates of Windward public schools who may not have considered furthering their education an opportunity to pursue a college degree with tuition assistance at WCC and a paid internship with Hoʻokuaʻāina.

Community Program - Family Working in Lo'i Together

ʻOHANA

An opportunity for families to share in the same hands on learning experience as their students by participating in a community day scheduled by the teacher.

Kaiāulu - Community

Hoʻokuaʻāina hosts weekly community days. By participating, volunteers learn the traditional way of cultivating kalo and make meaningful connections to place and with one another while having fun in the mud.

Volunteer at Hookuaaina

VOLUNTEER

Looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? We welcome volunteers on a regular basis offering monthly scheduled events for businesses, clubs, schools, organizations, and individuals.

Kalo

A highly nutritious staple food considered sacred by Hawaiians, kalo was arguably the foundation of Hawaiian society and enabled a culture isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to thrive. Until the early 19th Century, Maunawili Valley was considered the breadbasket of the whole Koʻolaupoko region of O‘ahu because of the prolific amount kalo that was cultivated there. Now with 23 kalo patches in production, Hoʻokuaʻāina is bringing this nutritious resource back to the community and helping to restore traditional agricultural systems in Kailua.

Poi

POI AND KALO PAʻA

Poi and kalo paʻa are produced on a biweekly basis.

Visit our store to place an online order. Choose your desired production day and pickup location. You'll receive an email confirmation of your order. Bulk orders are available upon request.

Kalo Taro

RAW KALO

Raw kalo is available daily for $3 per pound. Each order is harvested fresh Tuesday through Saturday. A few days notice is required.

TO ORDER: Send a text message to the KALO HOTLINE at 808-351-1666 with your name, total pounds of kalo, and your desired pickup date. Your order will be confirmed via text message.

schedule

Complete our site visit inquiry to schedule a visit for your organization, group, class or family.

prepare

Learn what your day at Hoʻokuaʻāina will entail and how to optimize your experience.

experience

The foundation of all our programs stems from our core Hawaiian values-based lessons.

reflect

Your voice matters. After your day with us, we invite you to take a few moments to reflect and share.

schedule

Complete our site visit inquiry to schedule a visit for your organization, group, class or family.

prepare

Learn what your day at Hoʻokuaʻāina will entail and how to optimize your experience.

experience

The foundation of all our programs stems from our core Hawaiian values-based lessons.

reflect

Your voice matters. After your day with us, we invite you to take a few moments to reflect and share.

schedule

Complete our site visit inquiry to schedule a visit for your organization, group, class or family.

 

prepare

Learn what your day at Hoʻokuaʻāina will entail and how to optimize your experience.

experience

The foundation of all our programs stems from our core Hawaiian values-based lessons.

 

reflect

Your voice matters. After your day with us, we invite you to take a few moments to reflect and share.

schedule

Complete our site visit inquiry to schedule a visit for your organization, group, class or family.

prepare

Learn what your day at Hoʻokuaʻāina will entail and how to optimize your experience.

experience

The foundation of all our programs stems from our core Hawaiian values-based lessons.

reflect

Your voice matters. After your day with us, we invite you to take a few moments to reflect and share.

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.

visit us

916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

mail

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.

visit us

916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

mail us

P.O. Box 342146

Kailua, HI 96734

email us

Reach Us At:

info@hookuaaina.org

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Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Site By Created By Kaui

Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Site By Created By Kaui

Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy

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