Grants Awarded: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
Grantee: Consortium for Hawaii Ecological Engineering Education
Project Description: The goal of Mahope o Ke Kula Ke A‘o Mau Ana (Mahope) is to address academic service and achievement gaps among Native Hawaiian middle and high schools students in West O‘ahu (Waianae), and East Hawai‘i (Hilo), which have the largest concentration of Native Hawaiians globally but also lack access to high-quality after-school programming and STEM educational opportunities that integrate Native Hawaiian culture with project and place based learning delivery methods. Students will be prepared for school and career success by closing the math and science achievement gap, through a community-based approach to youth mentoring aimed to increase student achievement and graduation rates while reducing delinquent behavior. The main activities of this program include: in-school student mentoring and teacher STEM support, after-school lesson delivery and student tutoring, and intersession and summer workshops.
- Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
- ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
- Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
- Project Period: 09/30/18 – 09/29/21
- FY 2018 Award: $381,844