Pathways, Programs, and Projects Details
The Kids' Club is a safe and inviting place, where children, ages 3-6 years old, have lots of fun learning and playing. Address: 2195 Ahe Street, Honolulu, HI 96816. Site contacts: Dahlia Asuega and Linda Yuhashi. Faculty contact: Veronica Ogata. Duties: Supervise 2-5 years old children, plan and implement engaging, learning activities. Special requirements: TB clearance, experience with working with preschool-aged children. Days and times: MWF 8:30-10:30 and 2-4pm. Academic Potential: For students interested in pursuing a career in early childhood education and working with young children from culturally diverse backgrounds; any liberal arts students.
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that serves children, ages 3-5 years old, and their families. It focuses on increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families. Four sites, one class focusing on children of recent immigrants from Micronesian countries. Addresses: 2106 10th Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816 (C-4 to 6). Site Contact: Aida San Miguel (all sites). Faculty Contact: Veronica Ogata. Duties: Assist teachers with lessons and activities for preschool-aged children. Special Requirements: TB clearance, training and reporting. Days and times: The four programs take place within the time frame from 7 am to 5 pm on weekdays. Academic Potential: For students in early childhood education/special education, and working with young children with special needs and their families; any liberal arts students.
Work with preschool children at Palolo Elementary School. Daily 8-3:30 all summer. There is a special class with 50% Micronesian children which will run daily 8-2 until the end of June.
This site-based mentoring program at Pālolo Elementary and Jarrett Middle School matches elementary and middle school students with caring and responsible mentors, who provide students with educational support, creative opportunities, friendship, guidance, and encouragement. Days and times: TBA. Site Contact: Alan Castillo. Faculty Contact: Veronica Ogata. Duties: Mentor and tutor elementary and middle school students. Special Requirements: Intake/screening process, criminal history/reference check, orientation/training. Academic Potential: For students interested in elementary education, social work, counseling, or any liberal arts students.
The Hale in the middle of the Pālolo Housing area, houses a computer center for all ages. It is run by student tutors from KCC, CUH, and UHM under the leadership of the Pālolo Housing Tenants Association, Professor, Judith Kirkpatrick and Dr. Ulla Hasager. The center is primarily used by children of residents in the housing including recnet immigrated families from the Pacific Islands (including Hawaiian) and South East Asian. The Hale is part of the Bridging the Digital Divide Project, which also serves communities in Kalihi (Kuhio Park Terrace through UHManoa) and in the Leeward area (through Leeward Community College). Duties: Tutor computer use and literacy, help with homework, and create and implement learning activities (including workshops) for all ages. Days & Times: Flexible, primarily Mondays through Fridays 2-6pm, Saturdays 9am-3pm and geek time Sundays 2-4pm. Address: The Hale at Pālolo Homes, 2195 Ahe Street, Honolulu, Hi 96816. (See Map). Site contact: Dahlia Asuega and Linda Yuhashi. Faculty Contacts: Judi Kirkpatrick and Ulla Hasager. Special Requirements: TB clearance, mandatory training. Academic Potential: For students in the social sciences, ESL, education, languages and computer science. (See training schedule)
Open daily on weekdays 10am-5pm during the summer holiday for the public schools. During school weeks, 2-5 pm.
•Mentoring and tutoring computer use for children of all ages. (A Bridging the Digital Divide project)
•Use your special skills to help plan and run special programs and activities for children and or adults at the learning center or outside: art, sports, financial literacy, language, music, photography, cooking, math for the fearful, using spreadsheets on the computer, … It can be a longer one-time event – or a weekly activity. Coordinators: Kauhane Aipia and Ulla Hasager.
•The Kids Club. Special summer activities for 2-5 years old, blending play and learning in preparation for preschool. Bring ideas and energy. Schedule to be determined, partly depending on available SL students. Probably 2-3 times a week in the morning. Coordinator: Yvonne Mori.
•The Palolo ‘Ohana Program, W 5-8 pm during June and a full day workshop. Work with Pacific Islander families in a fun and relaxed setting. Coordinator: Veronica Ogata.
After-school computer-based learning center helping low-income /disadvantaged children and their families improve tech skills. In addition, the center refurbishes and provides training in refurbishing computers, which are given to families in the community. The center is primarily used by Pacific Islander (including Hawaiian) and South East Asian immigrant children. Address: Mutual Association Assistance Center, 2007 Pālolo Avenue, Honolulu, Hi 96816. Site Contact: Program Director Milton Hutchison, phone: 737 9633, 206 6744, email@example.com. Faculty contact: Ulla Hasager. Days & Times: MTWRF 2-5 pm. Duties: Tutoring. Special Requirements: TB clearance. Academic potential: For students in the social sciences, ESL, education, languages and computer science.
The school needs help to assist its students in their learning during the school day and through the after-school Kulia I Ka Nu‘u program, which extends support in homework completion, academic support, and enrichment activities, including music, art and fitness. See: http://jarrett.k12.hi.us. Site Contacts: Tutorial activities during school hours: Dean Kaneshiro; Kulia I Ka Nu’u: Geri Pung. Faculty contact: The art programs: David Behlke and Noel Kent; other activities: Ulla Hasager and Veronica Ogata. Duties: Assist with the two types of activities. Days and times: M-F during school hours and MTRF 2:15-5:30 pm. Special Requirements: TB clearance, orientation/training. Academic Potential: For students interested in pursuing a career in secondary education, students in English/writing/literacy courses, or any liberal arts students.
The tutoring program is an after-school program designed to provide students with the extra help they need to succeed in school. Participating students are in kindergarten through grade 5, who either solicit extra help on their own, or have been asked by teachers or parents to attend. Some in-school and outreach help also needed. Visit http://palolo.hidoe.us/. Address: 2106 10th Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816. Site Contact: Henrietta Clemons. Faculty Contact: Veronica Ogata. Duties: Tutor children in various academic subjects and reading, help children with homework and cultural activities/event preparation, parent involvement. Special requirements: TB clearance, criminal background check, mandatory orientation/training. Days and times: Flexible during school hours, and MTRF 2:15- 3:30 pm, W 1:15-2:30 pm. Academic Potential: For students interested in pursuing a career in elementary education, social work, counseling, or any liberal arts students. (See training schedule)
During Summer School from June 2 to June 21, daily from 8:00-12:00noon. Duties are tutoring in primarily reading and math from 8 to 11, sports and fun coaching 11-12, and Mentoring.
After-school programs begin again the last week of July MTRF 2:15-3:30 pm, F 1:15-2:30 pm: tutoring and mentoring.
This is our primary site for the Celebrating Reading program, but we also participate in developing independent reading circles at Jarrett and Kaimuki Middle Schools as well. Reading circles give paticipants an incentive to enter book worlds and hold dialogue about books, whose authors they have a chance to meet at a festival at UH Manoa every spring. In addition to this program, we are involved in tutoring and we run Project Citizen, which gives students a chance to explore identity, advocacy and citizenship issues. Visit http://www.kaimukihs.k12.hi.us/. Site Contact: TBD. Faculty Contacts: Reading circles, Shel Hershinow; training, Lorna Hershinow; Project Citizen: Noel Kent; other activities, IHE campus coordinators. Duties: Tutoring and other in- and after-school activities. Special requirements: TB clearance, criminal background check, mandatory orientation/training. Academic Potential: For students interested in elementary education, social work, counseling, or any liberal arts students. The literacy circles supports multiple disciplines, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, speech, library science, journalism, pre-med, pre-law, education, and is a powerful tool for developing leadership and reasoning skills in college students – and in teenage mentors of younger readers.
A number of initiatives are focusing on health promotion in Pālolo Valley. These include an AIDS/HIV peer education program, health fairs, and general health promotion and health science education. A Fall health fair will focus on the health of children. Address: Outreach from Kapi‘olani Community College. Site contacts: Dahlia Asuega and Joe Yatusake. Faculty contact: Russell Kinningham. Academic potential: For students in any science and health discipline, social work, counseling, or any liberal arts students.
Further information and to get started: Please contact Ulla Hasager.