The State of Hawaii Department of Human Services Office of Youth Services awarded $300,000 to continue nurturing the potential of every youth in our community. Kupu Ola is dedicated to breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for growth, education and progress.
Kupu Ola is an innovative program designed to empower our youth with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to excel in education and life. We believe that by providing a strong foundation, we can cultivate future leaders who will make a positive impact in their communities. Integrating cultural values, academic enrichment, and personal development Kupu Ola provides a holistic learning experience that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit. With a strong commitment to fostering lasting change, we envision a community where every person has the chance to achieve their goals, regardless of their circumstances. By focusing on education, skill development, and holistic support, we will continue to working towards a more equitable and prosperous community.
“ʻAʻohe o kāhi nānāo luna i ka pali; iho mai a lalo nei; ʻikei keau nui ke au iki, he alo a he alo. As we work side by side with the haumāna and kumu of Wai’anae Intermediate School, it is the face of The State of Hawaii Department of Human Services Office of Youth Services that has continued to serve and support INPEACE Kupu Ola. The aloha you folks have poured into our community will allow our program to reach beyond our outdoor classroom and into the ‘ohana of Waiʻanae. It is with great pleasure that we strengthen our connections to moʻokūʻauhau, mea kanu and moʻolelo of the Hawaiian culture.” Kupu Ola Program Coordinator, Ku’uleilani Samson