Kamehameha Schools Kapālama High School business class haumāna, led by kumu Sheryl Kashiwa, recently had the opportunity to experience a huakaʻi to SALT at Our Kakaʻako. The day included listening to various speakers share their manaʻo about entrepreneurship and what it takes to be a business owner in today’s world. Guest speakers included Monica Toguchi from Highway Inn, Chef Todd Constantino from Moku’s, Lincoln Jacobe from 6 Pillars Marketing, Stephen Seta from 9Bar HNL, Antoni Akagi from Orangetheory Fitness and KS Senior Planning and Development Manager Bob Oda.
This was no ordinary urban tour. Coordinators designed the agenda so students would be inspired to strive to be future leaders, and so that they understand how Our Kakaʻako will benefit future generations and all of Hawaiʻi. The huakaʻi is an example of how KS collaborates with like-minded community members and organizations to improve the collective well-being of the Lāhui Hawaiʻi.
About Our Kaka‘ako: KS is transforming Our Kaka‘ako from an industrial zone to an urban-island neighborhood bordered by Ala Moana Boulevard, Halekauwila Street, South Street and Ward Avenue. The community is rooted in authenticity, creativity, and cultural responsibility, and like all KS commercial projects its income supports the trust’s educational mission.
About SALT: SALT at Our Kakaʻako is an 85,000-square-foot curated retail, restaurant and mixed-use space owned by Kamehameha Schools. It is named after the pa‘akai (salt) ponds that once dotted the low-lying wetlands of the area. Get a taste of SALT at Our Kakaʻako here.