Welcome to Project Hōkūlani & CLD-TEAMS

The overarching goal of Project Hōkūlani & CLD-TEAMS is to support Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Filipino middle and high school students enter into postsecondary science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields through a culturally responsive, strength- and work-based enrichment program.

What We Do

Serve Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Filipino youth and their families throughout Hawaiʻi, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands

  • Middle & High School Students: our student program focuses on STEM exploration within Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Filipino culture and hands-on activities; college preparation and dual credit opportunities; paid internships; and mentoring.
  • ʻOhana/Families: Throughout the academic year, we provide family gatherings that prepare high school parents and families with college tips and resources; strategies to help children learn science at home; and other culture-based science activities.

Interested in joining our program? Check out what’s currently available in your area!

  • Summer 2024 Camps HERE

About Us

Project Hōkūlani is an educational research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Program Grant (Award # 62A230008). Culturally-Linguistically Diverse and Twice-Exceptional Students Achieving and Matriculation into STEM (CLD-TEAMS) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program Grant (Award #S206A220049). Our research team is housed at the Pacific Inclusive Education Research and Resources institute on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus.

For more information, please email us at projecth@hawaii.edu