• La‘i‘opua 2020 Offering Free Spring Afterschool Enrichment Programs

    November 04, 2022
    La‘i‘ōpua 2020 Offering Free Spring Afterschool Enrichment Programs at Kealakehe and Konawaena Elementary Schools

    KONA, HAWAI‘I (November 3, 2022) – La`i‘ōpua 2020 will once again offer a free Afterschool Enrichment Program at Konawaena and Kealakehe Elementary Schools in Spring 2023.

    Students in grades kindergarten through 5th are eligible to attend. The program starts January 9, 2023 and runs through May 19, 2023. Program days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with an interactive curriculum focusing on three main areas – Hawaiian language/culture, STEAM, and literacy.

    The mission of La‘i‘ōpua 2020 is to identify community needs, foster the creation of community facilities, and coordinate programs for DHHL Beneficiaries, Native Hawaiians, and those residing in the greater Kona Coast community. La‘i‘ōpua 2020 has secured a Native Hawaiian Education grant through the USDE to offer afterschool and summer enrichment programs which support academic achievement for students in the Konawaena and Kealakehe Complex areas.

    To register your keiki visit: https://forms.gle/ppNcqUeUrpXYTpah9

    La‘i‘ōpua 2020 is also seeking qualified individuals interested in working with keiki during its Spring 2023 Afterschool Enrichment as Instructional Leaders, Instructional Assistants, Instructional Aides, and Custodians. These positions are temporary, seasonal, and contingent upon future grant awards.

    For more information on the employment opportunity and to fill out an application, visit https://www.laiopua.org/application.

    ABOUT LA`I`ŌPUA 2020
    La‘i‘ōpua 2020 is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide social, recreational, vocational, economic, educational, and cultural opportunities and infrastructure to the communities of the Kealakehe ahupua`a. It is a place for pilina (building and supporting one another through relationships) and pu`uhonua (a place of comfort, peace, and safety). For more information about La‘i‘ōpua 2020, visit its website, laiopua.org, or call 808.327.1221.

    Program Funding Information
    The La‘i‘ōpua 2020 Enrichment Program is 100% funded from May 2021 through April 2024, with annual renewals via the Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP) of the U.S. Department of Education as part of an award totaling $2,627,355. The program’s contents are those of its authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by NHEP, the U.S. Department of Education, or the U.S. government. For more information, please visit www.ed.gov.


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