Hawaii Exchange with Indigenous Youth/Family Programs:
Mentoring the California and Panama Maritime Story.
Music & Water Warrior Mentorship.
"I feel like I'm starting a new life. Looking back I've definitely made a journey much deeper than just physical. My mind is clear, my spirit feels free and I'm physically tired but I cannot wait to go back and start school again. Life is definitely going to be different when I get home". -Tuff Turner, 2015 Ca-HI Exchange Youth; Luiseno Rincon Reservation, San Diego, California
A holistic approach to education is to "Indigenize Education" which includes Cultural Identity. Hawaiian programs are leading the way in Cultural-based curriculum which proves very helpful in western academic success. It is now proven that students excel in testing (government school testing) in the upper grade levels when Teachers "teach to the spirit, ancient knowledge, and not teach simply to the test." Join us on this beautiful island as we are hands on in the kingdom of paradise. Traditional relation of Land, Ocean, and sky environments to be seen and felt.
InterTribal Youth and Elder Delegation to join the grand Welcome Home Celebration of the Hokulea. Our greatest example of education, outreach and global unification of the human family, "Malama Honua", caring for Mother Earth. We will also observe the World Youth Congress activities and visit with ITY collaborative partners across the island.