This week we’re taking a look at a school closer to home – the University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu!
Check out our College Peek of the Week – Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina!
Check out this beach clean up opportunity on the Leeward Coast!
It’s the West Side O’ahu Clean Up at Mākua Beach in celebration of International Clean Up Day. Take a moment now to sign-up and clean up!
Our weekly College Peek is up! This week we’re looking at the State University of New York – the largest public university system in the United States! Click on the “College Peek” tab to learn more.
Waikalua Loko I`a is having its Lā Hana “community Workday” on Saturday Sept 12, 2015 from 8am-12pm. They’d love to have you come and kōkua their stewardship efforts in “revitalizing ” their ancient Hawaiian Fishpond. Their projects for the day will be:
- Invasive seaweed removal in the pond
- Mangrove and silt clear out
- Kuapa (dry stacking rockwall makai side)
- Building a roof for our leaking container
They will provide water and a light lunch at the end of the day, and will also give out certificates if you’re interested, just let them know ….If you can come early to help with setup and parking please let them know (see you at 730am if you can.
- ‘Ohana, friends, school and community groups
- Wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty
- Old athletic shoes or tabis
- Reusable water bottle
- Educational tours of the fishpond
- They will provide a light lunch!
- Pre-register yourself or your group on the Waikalua Loko I’a website www.waikalualokofishpond.org under Huaka`i tab and select Lā Hana for the category
- Take Kāneʻohe Bay Drive to Castle High School
- At traffic light, turn right onto Pu‘ohala street
- Make your first right onto Kulauli Street.
- Follow the road past Puohala Elementary School until you reach the fork in the road. Go left and follow the dirt road until the end.
Looking for opportunities to rack up those community service hours? Here’s one for you – the Windward (O’ahu) District is hosting the first annual makahiki festival for 4th graders from Windward schools – and needs older students to kōkua. The event will take place on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Kualoa Ranch.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact them directly.
Attention college bound high school students! Free practice tests are being offered by Kaplan for the ACT, SAT and PSAT on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Test your skills with this free practice test and see how you might score on test day. Participants will receive a detailed analysis of their performance on the exam, including individual strengths and weaknesses on every question type.
Check-in begins at 7:30 am, and the first testing session begins promptly at 9:00 am.
You can register for these free tests at the following links:
(You will need to create a KAPLAN account and then enroll early to guarantee your space! If a minimum number of registered students is not met, the testing session may be cancelled. Prior notice will be emailed).
Take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to practice one or more of these important tests!
Scholars, take a minute to visit our website each week. We’ll be highlighting a different college, and you never know if one of the schools we highlight might be just the one for you!
Just click on the “College Peek” tab to learn more.
O’ahu Scholars .. if you’re interested in a career in law enforcement, then please keep reading!
The HPD Law Enforcement Explorers Program is for young adults ages 14-20 years old. The program provides these young adults who may be interested in a career in law enforcement with a comprehensive program of training, competition, community services and practical experiences.
Character development, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism are integral components of the overall program. The program also provides for those young adults that want to join or participate in an organized program. Through their involvement in the program, Explorers develop an awareness of the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement agencies, participate in community services, and learn teamwork and leadership skills.