Hawaiian Electric contributes $70,000 to support education programs and initiatives for Hawaii students

More than 20,000 students reached

Release Date: 11/30/2018

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Kotori Ota teaches third-grade special education students at Maili Elementary through Teach For America Hawaii.

HONOLULU, Nov. 30, 2018 – In the second and third quarter of 2018, Hawaiian Electric contributed a total of $70,000 to support programs and initiatives aimed at advancing educational excellence for more than 20,000 students in grades K-12, including:

  • After School All-Stars, a free, after-school program serving disadvantaged middle-school students from Waianae to Palolo
  • HawaiiKidsCAN, a youth advocacy group working to ensure access to high-quality education for Hawaii keiki
  • Hui Malama O Ke Kai, an afterschool youth development and enrichment program for native Hawaiian students in the Waimanalo community
  • It’s Academic Hawaii, an academic showcase for public and private high school students through a quiz show format
  • KCAA Preschools of Hawaii, for the Atherton Preschool in Kailua which focuses on equipping keiki from low socioeconomic backgrounds with the skills necessary to succeed in kindergarten and beyond
  • Teach for America Hawaii, which reaches kids in underserved communities to ensure they have access to excellent education and prepares students to become authentic leaders grounded in the history, values and cultural diversity that make Hawaii unique