After School Programs

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Students learn about the unique history of the Kalaeloa Heritage Park with Uncle Shad Kane.

Ulu A‘e provides after school programs at Kapolei Middle School and Mauka Lani Elementary.

Our current after school program provides 8 week sessions of culture-based learning to students in schools throughout the Kapolei and Makakilo community. In these session, students receive a variety of lessons in cultural practices like hula, chant, Hawaiian language, ‘ukulele, music, native art, and health and fitness.

The program’s curriculum is place-based meaning that special focus is made to highlight the history and culture of the students’ community.

At the end of each session,students present what they’ve learned to family and friends in a hō‘ike. The act of presenting their knowledge validates their learning, builds confidence and makes their presentation a living and thriving art form.

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Kapolei Middle School students pause for a picture after their first ‘ukulele class.