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Molokai CORAL News Release

Summer Education Opportunity

Still looking for something for your child to do this summer? Molokai CORAL offers a free summer program for grades Kindergarten through 12th that runs from June 9 to July 10. Molokai CORAL, which stands for Creating Opportunities for Rigorous Academic Learning, seeks to develop high quality education programs that increase the academic achievement and learning readiness in reading, science, technology, engineering, math, and improves student knowledge of Native Hawaiian culture and language. This program is possible through the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools funded by the United States Department of Education Native Hawaiian Education Act and sponsored by Aloha Productions,  LLC,  in  partnership with Molokai High School.

Molokai, our island, is the foundation  of   our   curriculum.   “He puko`a  kani  `aina”   speaks   of both our program and our students as we grow together to  enhance  who  we  are  as  an island, as a people, and as individuals. The K through fifth grade curriculum will focus around STEM through life skills and Hawaiian/Molokai culture. Sixth through 12th graders will be able to choose  a “school”  of  interest  that  are  developed  as  academies — Film  Production  Academy,  Academy of Performing  Arts,  or  Environmental  Science  Academy -­ where  most  of  their  learning  will be  focused.  Qualified  high  school  students  may  also  receive  a  ½  credit  for  high   school elective and/or one  college  credit  (IS103S).  All  students  will  be  “ed-venturing”  weekly through  field  trips  that  provide  hands-on  learning  experiences.

The program is free and will also provide bus transportation in partnership with MEO at no cost to families. Breakfast and lunch is also included. Molokai CORAL runs Monday through Friday and will be housed at Molokai High School. If you would like more information, want to register your child(ren) or are looking for summer employment, please see our website at alohaproductions.org. You may also contact site coordinator, Kilia Purdy-Avelino at kpurdyavelino@gmail.com or 646-1592.

Mahalo nui to all of our Molokai partners!

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