Na Pua No‘eau’s Pathways program enters fifth year; Ho‘omau in third year

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Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Two programs at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Na Pua No`eau that receive grants from the U.S. Department of Education under the Native Hawaiian Education Act have reached significant milestones.

Na Pua No‘eau’s Pathways program, which is designed to interest and prepare native Hawaiian students grades 8-10 to research and resolve contemporary environmental and cultural issues, is entering its fifth year. For the period from October 1, 2007, to September 30, 2008, Na Pua No‘eau will receive $1,165,653 from the USDOE under the Native Hawaiian Education Act program.

The Ho‘omau program at Na Pua No‘eau is entering its third year working with students from grade 11 to college freshmen across the State, assisting their transition from high school to college and engaging students with faculty in natural and environmental sciences. The USDOE will fund the project under the Native Hawaiian Education Act program in the amount of $618,798 for the coming year.

Over 800 former Na Pua No‘eau students are currently enrolled in the University of Hawai`i system. For information about the Pathways or Ho‘omau programs, contact program coordinator Kalei Lum-Ho Noguchi at 974-7678.


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