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Kamehameha students on Maui learn through community service

Kamehameha Schools Maui

Servant leadership is an integral part of the education program at Kamehameha Schools. Students from the Maui campus recently traveled to Kalaupapa on Molokai to take part in this type of face-to-face community-based work. Getting the students out of the classroom and working on these types of service projects helps prepare them for future careers and opportunities.

It is Kamehameha Schools goal to raise up students that are good and industrious so that it fulfills the desires of founder Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Good meaning the students understand what they need to do and industrious meaning they act on it. Students were chosen to take part in a servant leadership trip to Kalaupapa after writing essays about their desire to learn about their family history and how history has impacted their culture and families.  During the trip, students cleaned the church and patient facilities and learned the history and significance of place by stepping into the locations where history runs deep. In doing so, many of the students found their own family ties to Kalaupapa that were once unknown to them.

About Kamehameha Schools Educational Mission
The mission of Kamehameha Schools is to improve the capability and well-being of Hawaiians through education. We achieve our mission by operating an educational system serving over 6,900 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O’ahu, Maui and Hawai’i island, and at 30 preschool sites statewide.

We also extend our educational reach into the community to serve over 40,000 additional learners annually through a range of programs and community collaborations. These efforts include community charter school support and literacy enhancement programs for public school children, making KS the largest private contributor to Hawai’i’s public school system.

Our educational outreach also includes preschool, K-12 and post-high scholarships enabling Hawaiian learners to attend educational institutions outside of the KS system.

For more information: ksbe.edu