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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-1592.
Mahalo nui to all of our Molokai partners!