Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academy

He waʻa he moku, He moku he waʻa - The canoe is an island, the island is a canoe

Kaneohe, HI   |  http://www.kanehunamoku.org

Mission

Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academyʻs mission and purpose is to perpetuate the knowledge of traditional Hawaiian navigation and to provide opportunities to Native Hawaiian students to advance in contemporary ocean based careers through academic, college, and career support.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Bonnie Kahapea-Tanner

Main address

47-705 Kamehameha Hwy Apt A

Kaneohe, HI 96744 USA

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EIN

46-5563571

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Papahana Hoolauna

Reach approximately 300 students per year, grades K-12 to provide STEM based in class and ocean-based instruction in traditional Hawaiian navigation and sailing techniques. Students learn sailing, traditional star compass and navigation, knot tying, weather and ocean observations, and cultural history and chants associated with traditional voyaging. We currently focus on public and charter schools on the island of Oahu, Hawaii

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

is a Hawaiian voyaging culture based college and career success program which prepares Native Hawaiian youth grades 11-12 for future careers in the contemporary maritime industry. The program provides participants with a strong sense of cultural pride and teaches students maritime skills by contextualizing their education from their own cultural world-view. Students learn maritime, as well as traditional navigation skills over several weekends, culminating in a 10-day open ocean voyage where students are able to put their traditional and contemporary skills to the test. Students receive college and career planning support and post high school support for attaining the highest degree of training and educational achievement for the maritime field for which they choose. Support includes mentorship, counseling, scholarships, and ongoing opportunities to maintain their connection to the industry.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Oihana Holomoana is a partnership in conjunction with the Hawaii State Department of Education, Office of Hawaiian Education Division which provides teacher training in STEM subjects utilizing traditional voyaging culture and concepts. This program is part of the HA initiative to fulfill the need for Hawaiian cultural education in our school system.

Population(s) Served
Native Hawaiians
Native Hawaiians
Children and youth

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Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academy

Board of directors
as of 1/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Leighton Tseu

retired

Term: 2014 -


Board co-chair

Edward Enos

Hawaii Pilots Association

Term: 2014 -

William Richards

Partners in Development

Michael McGuire

retired

Noelani Goodyear-Kaopua

University of Hawaii

Emmaly Calibaro

Aloha United Way