Kīʻapu is a navigation and workforce collaboration, offering alternative approaches to guide youth with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed. In partnership with our key collaborators like organizational partner, Kinai `Eha, we combine cultural mentorship with practical training, guiding youth toward a future where they are skilled, community-minded, and driven to effect positive change.
Kīʻapu incorporates the community to mentor and empower youth in the program. Contact us if you are interested in participating in our program, or offering your services to Hawaiʻi's young and talented individuals.
- Youth: Discuss how we can support your journey to success. Kīʻapu offers a supportive environment where you can gain skills, earn certifications and credentials, receive stipends and additional services based on your needs and goals, and build a career and educational pathways based on your future ambitions.
- Education and Training Providers: Connect with our team to see how we can work alongside you to enhance your mission to provide education and training pathways to Hawai`i’s young adults.
- Employers: Partner with Kīʻapu to discover motivated and resilient individuals who are ready to contribute to Hawai`i’s workforce. Invest in Kīʻapu’s future leaders and see how your organization can grow alongside them. Connect with us to discuss ways to partner and provide internship opportunities, apprenticeships, workforce development training, or job opportunities for our youth.
- Community Members: Learn how you can join hands with Kīʻapu to provide mentorship, volunteer opportunities, and resources that make a difference in the lives of Hawai`i’s youth.
Send a message to Kīʻapu and get started with empowering youth (ages 14-24) on Windward Oʻahu, Leeward Oʻahu, or Molokaʻi. Ask a question or fill out the form below and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Program recognized among the top in the nation by earning accreditation.
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Two Mentorship Programs Receive Fundamental Support to Empower Vulnerable Native Hawaiian Youth Populations
Over $120,000 will enable the youth of the Honokaʻa and greater Windward Oʻahu region to benefit from services such as career pathway development and mental health.