Each year, Ka Pa‘alana partners with Kamehameha Schools to provide a service learning/imu workshop for all of its 6th grade students. The workshop provides the launching point for a broader school curriculum that focuses on service. Because of their prior experience with Ka Pa‘alana, many of the students chose to focus their ideas on projects that would benefit our ‘ohana and keiki.
One such student was Camryn Guzman, who took the time to interview our program to find out some of the needs of our families. She was immediately drawn to helping out homeless elementary-aged students who lack not only basic necessities for life but for school. So, over spring break, by coordinating with her church and community, Camryn collected schools supplies for homeless school-aged children and dropped them off at our office for distribution by our outreach team.
It is encouraging to see so many youth with a desire to better the lives of vulnerable children and families in their community. Mahalo Camryn!