Thursday, October 15, 2009

Update Re: DOE's Furlough Fridays - Boys & Girls Clubs to Kokua

From: Lisa DeLong, DOE Wai`anae District Superintendent
Subject: Furlough Fridays

Both the Nanakuli and Waianae Boys and Girls Clubs are offering programs [during the DOE's furlough Fridays]. Here's a description of the Nanakuli one, from the Nana'ikapono principal, Debra Knight.

In our partnership with BGC and Alu Like, we brainstormed a program where our partners will provide furlough Friday tutoring with field trips called the Brain Busters Program (7am-2pm). It's $25.00 per session and the child has to be a member of BGC ($1 annual fee). We worked with Valley of the Rainbows to provide scholarship applications/opportunities. Mike plans to hire teachers from our school who he has worked with before for every 25 kids who sign up. It's for age 7 and up. We have promoted this partner program with our students and parents (parent bulletin, a special informational meeting Tuesday night and a promo during our RAP night last night).

Background information regarding the Boys & Girls Club:

Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii-Waianae Unit needs your help to raise donations for the 2009 IT JUST TAKES ONE Campaign that will go towards the programs and services that provide a positive place for children ages 7 – 17yrs. The organization provides services to more than 17,500 Hawaii youths each year, many from disadvantaged circumstances….their annual membership is $1.

Here's the site where you can donate:

Your donation would really mean a lot in helping us achieve our goal of reaching and developing “our” Hawaii kids through key programs that emphasize character and leadership development such as education, technology and career development; health and life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness and recreation.

On behalf of the kids of the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii – MAHALO FOR YOUR KOKUA!

Lana Keamo
Clubhouse Director
Boys & Girls Club
of Hawaii-Waianae Unit
85-165 Plantation Rd.
Waianae, HI 96792
Ph: (808) 696-2754
Fax: (808) 696-7420

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