• Hope for Kids`Ekahi: convening at HAOM

    Photo provided by Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: Kanehunamoku beach_hula_wa`a

    Photo provided by Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: RISE wa’a, measure

    Photo provided by RISE - Keaukaha One Youth Development

  • Hope for Kids`Ekahi: Waipā

    Photo provided by Waipā Foundation

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: Paepae zoom out

    Photo provided by Paepae o Heʻeia

  • Hope for Kids`Ekahi: The Kohala Center

    Photo provided by The Kohala Center

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: MA`O grads

    Photo provided by MAʻO Organic Farms

  • Hope for Kids`Ekahi: convening at MKHKI

    Photo provided by Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation

  • Hope for Kids`Ekahi: Nā Kahumoku

    Photo provided by Nā Kahumoku

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: RISE

    Photo provided by RISE - Keaukaha One Youth Development

  • Hope for Kids`Ekahi: Ma Ka Hana Ka `Ike

    Photo provided by Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: Paepae o He`eia

    Photo provided by Paepae o Heʻeia

  • Hope for Kids`Ekahi: ʻAha Pūnana Leo

    Photo provided by ʻAha Pūnana Leo

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: MA`O slider

    Photo provided by MAʻO Organic Farms

  • Hope for Kids`Ekahi: Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha

    Photo provided by Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: Kanehunamoku sail

    Photo provided by Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy

  • Hope for Kids`Ekahi: Hui Mālama O Ke Kai Foundation

    Photo provided by Hui Mālama O Ke Kai Foundation

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi lo`i

    Photo provided by Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi

  • Hope for Kids`Ekahi: Ka`ala Cultural Learning Center

    Photo provided by Kaʻala Cultural Learning Center

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: Mala`ai Culinary kalo scale

    Photo provided by Mālaʻai - The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: Mala`ai Culinary pitch fork & tray collage

    Photo provided by Mālaʻai - The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School

  • Hope for Kids `Ekahi: Molokai group convening

    Photo provided by Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation

  • Hope for Kids`Ekahi: Kōkua Kalihi Valley

    Photo provided by Kōkua Kalihi Valley

  • Hope for Kids`Ekahi: Ka Honua Momona

    Photo provided by Ka Honua Momona

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: Papahana Kuaola

    Photos provided by Papahana Kuaola

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: Ho`okua`aina kumu, lo`i

    Photo provided by Hoʻokuaʻāina

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: Ho‘okua‘āina_zoom out lo`i

    Photo provided by Hoʻokuaʻāina

  • Hope for Kids `Elua: Kahua Pa`a Mua

    Photos provided by Kahua Paʻa Mua. Inc.

Programs

Hope for Kids

Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation established Hope for Kids to expand opportunities for children in Hawaiʻi to build hope and a positive future. The initiative is now in its second phase.  In the first phase, ʻEkahi (One) which started in June 2009, a learning cohort of ten nonprofit partners in Hawaiʻi was convened.  The Partners, who also received multi-year funding from the Foundation, were all working with children in programs that promote resiliency, develop life skills and instill a sense of environmental stewardship.

Upon reflecting on the first six years of work, including talking with the ʻEkahi Partners, reviewing the videos they created with Palikū Documentary Films and the evaluation findings they developed together with Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), the Foundation concluded that its work was not done and it would continue Hope for Kids with a second phase, ʻElua (Two).  The Foundation began ʻElua on June 1, 2016 with nine partners.  These nine ʻElua partners, like the ten ʻEkahi partners, are committed to bringing hope to children through delivering ʻāina-based education.  The Foundation’s definition of ʻāina-based education is based on work done by Dr. Brandon Ledward and adapted by the Foundation to mean:  Learning in a cultural context through and from the ʻāina, or that which feeds and sustains us – the land, sea and air.

In this ten-minute video, the Foundation shares the origin, history, accomplishments and lessons learned from the first six years of the Hope for Kids Initiative (2009 – 2015).

You can find additional videos for each of the ten Hope for Kids ʻEkahi Partners, which tell of their work and impact under the Initiative, embedded in their respective sections.

NEWS & UPDATES

HOPE FOR KIDS ʻEKAHI (June 2009 - May 2015)

The first Hope for Kids Initiative, ʻEkahi was started in June 2009.  Read about it and the ʻEkahi Partners here.

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HOPE FOR KIDS ʻELUA (June 2016 - May 2021)

The second phase of Hope for Kids, ʻElua began in June 2016 and was based on lessons learned by the Foundation in working with the ʻEkahi Partners.  Read about it and the ʻElua Partners here.

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