June 4th, 2019 to August 10th, 2019
To educate and cultivate the next generation of people committed to living the values and practices of a once sustainable island food system.
A unique collaborative opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience and earn a summer stipend while starting their college career at Windward Community College.
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 that are sustainable 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 Koolaupoko region such as loko ia, loʻi kalo, stream restoration, forrest 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.
Graduating high school seniors, students attending early college courses, or students already enrolled at WCC, interested in pursuing career experience and higher education learning about traditional Hawaiian and contemporary community-based ahupuaʻa systems and practices.
Upon successful completion of all apprenticeship requirements during the summer, participants will receive a $500 monthly educational stipend per month, tuition for enrollment to college, and an invitation to join the 2-year program as an apprentice at Ho’okuaʻāina while pursuing degree and certificate at WCC.
|KEY APPLICATION Tasks||Due Date|
|Complete WCC Online Application||ASAP|
|Complete Financial Aid Application||ASAP|
|Application & Internship Application||Wednesday, May 21 st|
|Last Day to Interview||Wednesday, May 28th|
|Confirmation of Acceptance into Program||Wednesday, May 28th|
|Pre-Advising at WCC||Friday, June 1st|
|1st Day at Hoʻokuaʻāina, Orientation||June 4th|
|1st Day of Instruction at WCC||July 1st|
|Last Day of Summer Internship||August 10th|
|Cohort 1 Official Start Date||August 26th|