The Back to School Fun Fest included a number of activities and other information to help families get informed about this issue.
On Friday, September 18, the Boys & Girls Club NFL YET Center in Nānākuli hosted the Back to School Fun Fest to promote health & wellness for school-aged keiki. This ʻohana night was a collaboration with Alignment Hawaiʻi 96792 (AHI 96792), a collective impact initiative focused on aligning resources from the community to our Waiʻanae Coast schools.
Alignment Hawaiʻi 96792 is a partnership between the Nānākuli-Waiʻanae Complex Area and Kamehameha Schools that brings together diverse stakeholders in the community to increase positive student outcomes.
The Health & Wellness A-Team of AHI 96792 utilized local data and identified two reasons our keiki on the coast are chronically absent – asthma and ʻukus. Focusing on these two issues allowed the A-Team to concentrate their approach and use statewide and national research to find cost-effective, preventative solutions and best practices.
Families had an opportunity to learn about preventing, managing and caring for asthma and ʻukus. ‘Ohana were able to complete emergency action plans for their keiki, watch a cooking demo, participate in a workout session, create homemade ‘uku remedies, and much more!
Mahalo to our collaborators that made this event possible: Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, Nānāikapono Elementary, the Department of Health, Enhancing Essentials, Waiʻanae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Active HI, Kamehameha Schools, HMSA, Kaiser Permanente, American Lung Association, Kaiulani Spices, Children’s Healthy Living Program, Zumba Fitness, Mākaha Studios, and CrossFit Kids Alakaʻi.