Welina mai me ke aloha iā ‘oukou!
It has been a few years since I’ve become a part of the Kula No Nā Po’e Hawai’i (KNNPH) ‘ohana! I lead the Lamakū After School Program that provides tutoring, homework assistance, and cultural or educational-based activities for keiki in grades K-5. I am grateful for the challenges that strengthen our program to ensure that our youth are served in the most meaningful way.
My mission is to serve community to the best of my abilities by reinforcing and instilling within our youth a cultural foundation grounded in Hawaiian values and morals. Teaching and learning through our native culture can empower our youth to shape their own identity and to better meet personal expectations and standards. Ultimately, the goal is for the building of a firm foundation for our youth, families, and community.
I am a 4th generation homesteader of Papakōlea, from the ‘Ohana Kamau’u of Ka’ululā’au Street. I’m also a mother to an amazingly spirited daughter, and a wife to my outgoing, beyond creative husband that I am blessed to have in my life. I am truly humbled to be working alongside a wonderful KNNPH ‘ohana and look forward to the years ahead. Mahalo!