Welcome to the 2021-2022 Growing Pono Campaign

Create and lead a campaign that puts PONO into action!

All Teachers, Coaches, Youth Advisors, and Students: What actions have your youth groups taken to manifest Nā Hopena Aʻo in your school or community? Submit your entry in the 2021 – 2022 E Ola Pono Campaign!

Read First!

Step 1: Register

Step 2: Submit Reflections

Step 3: Upload File

Step 4: Submit Releases

Hā: Breath

How do you KNOW it? How do you SHOW it? How do you GROW it?
Nā Hopena Aʻo are rooted in Hawaiʻi, and we become a reflection of this special place.
(Source: HIDOE – Nā Hopena Aʻo)

  • Strengthened Sense of Belonging
  • Strengthened Sense of Responsibility
  • Strengthened Sense of Excellence
  • Strengthened Sense of Aloha
  • Strengthened Sense of Total Well-being
  • Strengthened Sense of Hawaiʻi

Check out the Nā Hopena handout and use 1 or more of the 6 statements to help guide your campaign!

[Nā Hopena Handout]

PONO: a way of being and doing in Hawaiian culture that guides us to do what is RIGHT. The annual E Ola Pono Campaign encourages Hawaii’s youth to create peace, harmony, and pono in their schools and communities by striving to manifest Hā. Is it creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels like they BELONG? Or taking RESPONSIBILITY for our wai (water) and ʻāina? How does your group contribute to the TOTAL WELL-BEING of your members and others?

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Any group of 5 or more students/youth with an advisor – classes, teams, clubs, youth group or student council

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED ANY TIME BEFORE APRIL 3, 2022. Cash awards given to selected campaigns in Elementary, Middle and High School divisions.