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The mission of Kaʻala Farm's Hoʻōla Kākou youth internship program is to restore the lives of Waiʻanae youth and families through cultural education. Through providing opportunities for youth and families to learn and work together around Hawaiian traditions, we believe that we can effectively hoʻōla (heal, revive, and restore) our ʻāina, our families, and our community.
The Hoʻōla Kākou program runs one day a week for four weeks. Each week focuses on a different ʻoihana Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian trade). The focuses include, but are not limited to: mahiʻai kalo (kalo cultivation), mālama wai (water preservation), hana kapa (barkcloth making), ʻūlana lauhala (lauhala plaiting), and hoʻomākaukau meaʻai (food preparation).
ʻOhana are Welcome!
The Hoʻōla Kākou program provides opportunities for families to learn, practice, and perpetuate cultural traditions together. Traditional Hawaiian practices may include (lei making, lauhala weaving, taro farming, lāʻau lapaʻau, etc…) and will allow ʻohana members to learn traditional skills together as a unit. Our hope is that this will lead to the strengthening of familial bonds around Hawaiian traditions.
Tuesdays (3pm - 6pm)
Wednesdays (3pm - 6pm)
Requirements & Benefits
–be a student (6th grade - college)
–be a team player
–be willing to actively participate in all program activities
–bring an open mind
–expand cultural knowledge
–develop leadership skills
–develop academic & career skills
–network with other youth from the Waiʻanae moku
–earn a stipend (applies only to interns ages 16-22 who complete ALL requirements)
Questions or Concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Hoʻōla Kākou internship program, please, feel free to contact us through this online form.
You can also call our internship coordinator at (808) 354-3911.