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

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642
Director of Media Relations
Posted: Sep 25, 2007

Two programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo‘s Na Pua Noʻeau that receive grants from the U.S. Department of Education under the Native Hawaiian Education Act have reached significant milestones.

Na Pua Noʻeau‘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 Noʻeau will receive $1,165,653 from the USDOE under the Native Hawaiian Education Act program.

The Hoʻomau program at Na Pua Noʻeau 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 Noʻeau students are currently enrolled in the University of Hawaiʻi system. For information about the Pathways or Hoʻomau programs, contact program coordinator Kalei Lum-Ho Noguchi at 974-7678.