PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY THE KAPA’A HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION
The Foundation’s Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to review current school programs and to determine the best use of Foundation funds. In recent years, the programs supported by the Foundation have included:
Senior student grants are awarded to graduating seniors who are able to demonstrate a high level of meaningful participation in volunteer and community service activities. The criteria is based on the value or quality of the volunteer and community service activities, and not solely on the number of activities. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required. Grant recipients must have established acceptance in an accredited or licensed business school, technical school, community college or university.
OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD
This award recognizes staff and faculty members who have exceeded established standards in guiding and teaching the students of Kapa’a High School. This elite group of educators have demonstrated a commitment to new ideas and concepts, creativity and innovation in their roles to shape and prepare our youth for the challenges of tomorrow. Staff and faculty members are nominated by students through an essay contest in which students also receive a monetary award for their persuasive writing skills.
NA KAMALI’I O KAUA’I.
A program for at-risk teens whose goal is to provide troubled youth with a sense of purpose, meaning and peace. Na Kamali’I O Kauai works closely with other community organizations, local businesses and community members in a common goal to enrich the lives of its students and provide them meaning and purpose. Its greater goals are to get at-risk kids off drugs, restore cultural pride, teach life skills and goal-setting aimed at redeeming young lives from drugs and the cycle of poverty and underachievement.
PROJECT GRADUATION (“Project Grad”)
An organized graduation celebration for graduating seniors. Also known as “Project Grad” this event is designed to provide a memorable, fun, safe, and more importantly, drug- and alcohol-free night of celebration. Students are bused to the site of the event, which in the past has included food, music, dancing, and other types of entertainment.
EAST SIDE FAMILY SUMMIT
The East Side Family Summit is a community event aimed at educating and involving the community in a school-family partnership. Its primary aim is to strengthen families through empowerment. The event offers entertainment, workshops and classes, key-note speakers, food booths sponsored by local restaurants, interactive arts and crafts, balloons, low ropes course, martial arts, Polynesian drumming, face painting, fitness and yoga for kids.