The Hualālai ‘Ohana Foundation offers the ‘Ike Loa Academy program to provide students an opportunity to make good life choices, decisions, and skills through a series of activities.
‘Ike Loa Academy
‘IKE LOA ACADEMY APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN LATE SUMMER:
This program is designed and facilitated by Erlinda Borges
The purpose of this program is to provide students an opportunity to make good life choices, decisions and skills through a series of activities and assist them in preparing for college and/or a career.
2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR DATES AND LESSONS
Program Days and Curriculum: 9:00am – 4:00pm
October 09 & 10 Aloha Etiquette
Monday & Tuesday Lifeplan – A Journey of Choices, Decisions, and Consequences 16 Personalities Tour of HCC – Palamanui
November 10 College and Career Friday College Applications and Financial Aid Interests & Strengths Assesment
January 15 Entrepreneurship
Monday Tour of Local Business
February 19 Job Applications and the Job Interview
Monday Life Skills
March 19 College and Career
Monday Tour of University of Hawaii at Hilo
March 30 Financial Literacy
Friday Life Skills
May 28 Creating a Personal Board of Directors
Monday Celebration / Graduation
All sessions will have an afternoon activity. Activities may include tours of resort operations, job shadowing, community service, cultural tours, and excursions. The program would meet about once a month on scheduled school break days. All sessions will take place at Hualālai Resort. Snacks and lunch will be provided.
This program is available to children of Hualālai community employees, which include Hualālai Investors LLC, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, and Hualālai Resort contractor employees. Employees may be full-time or part-time but must have passed their 90-day probation period as of the application deadline. Employees who are not parents of children they are applying for must provide documentation of legal guardianship.
The program is limited to 20 students. It is recommended that once enrolled into the program, the student attends all sessions. Because enrollment is limited, a student may not be absent for more than two (2) sessions. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to drop off and pick up a child from the Resort.