Partner Description

Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke

As a construction and building skills training program in Hāna, Maui, the mission of Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke is to provide youth with a way to learn that makes sense to them, that builds their self-esteem and shows them they have the power to change their own futures. “To watch kids who have had a record of failing classes, poor attendance, and disruptive behavior suddenly take an interest in academia and take pride in their abilities and accomplishments, tells us we are reaching them in a way they’ve never encountered in school before.” -Rick Rutiz, Executive Director of Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke.

Hope for Kids funding will provide core program and operating support to Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke.



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