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Welcome to Project Hōkūlani

The overarching goal of Project Hōkūlani is to support Native Hawaiian high school students to 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 youth and their families throughout Hawaiʻi, including the islands of Hawaiʻi, Kauaʻi, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, and Oʻahu.

  • High School Students: Throughout the academic year, we provide bi-monthly student sessions focused on science exploration within Native Hawaiian culture and hands-on activities; college preparation and dual credit opportunities; paid internships; and mentoring.
  • ʻOhana: Throughout the academic year, we provide monthly ‘ohana 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 the 2022-2023 internship program? Complete applications [HERE] and ask an adult to submit a reference [HERE]. The deadline for submission is November 4th for the islands of Hawaiʻi, Molokaʻi, and Oʻahu. For Kauaʻi and Lānaʻi, the deadline is November 18th. 

About Us

Project Hōkūlani is an educational research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Program Grant (Award #S362A200035 and #S362A210073). The Project Hōkūlani research team is housed at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Learn more about our Program Model and Team.

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