All Children Succeeding
Photo: Students at Wai‘anae High School's Health Academy complete an infant simulation pilot program launched through Kamehameha Schools' Hi‘ilani Early Childhood Family Education program.
Succeeding as Tomorrow’s Local and Global Leaders
Our current focus is on early childhood education and college and career readiness. Evidence suggests these are two important milestones for intervention.
EARLY CHILDHOOD SUCCESS
The lead project for early childhood success is the ongoing P-3 Demonstration Project; a Kellogg-funded project that INPEACE leads and KS supports with the following shared goals, among others:
- Every child ready for K
- Every child reading at grade level by grade 3
Our recent analysis showing the lack of on-grade level reading proficiency suggests that current efforts are far from sufficient. Further, we need additional analysis to ascertain whether trends are headed in a positive direction. We will be watching the data closely in this critical stage of development and be adjusting our strategy as needed. Further, ongoing planning for college success will weave into the P-3 project to start building a college going culture and expectation among families of the very youngest children.
The College Success initiative is based on a cradle to career approach that is founded on the belief that every Wai‘anae Coast student has the choice, vision and support to achieve success in college, career and life.
- Choice refers to academic preparation/readiness
- Vision refers to the self-confidence, cultural groundedness, and motivation that success IS possible (“I’m possible”)
Support refers to the social/family support and financial means for further education
Examples of this work include:
- Nānākuli-Wai‘anae College Success Council
- College and Career Readiness Programs at Nānākuli High & Intermediate School