CULTURE BUILDING ACTIVITIES

Cultural activities will include, but are not limited to: instrument crafting, instrument instruction, music, hula, art, storytelling, lauhala weaving, lei making, and food preparation.

Hawaii Rise Foundation Makes A Difference

we provide detailed curricula and in-depth training and guidance to assist them in replicating classes and workshops similar to those offered by Hawaii Rise Foundation.

Rise With Us

We currently teach youth professional skills to help them in their adult life such as resume building , interview prep, and financial wellness. We also provide them with educational support and teach workshops such as financial wellness and scholarship searching while connecting the youth to additional resources.

We also teach cultural workshops to help guide and connect the youth to their culture as many of our youth are native Hawaiians. We do our best to give our youth tools that will be useful for them as they grow while equipping them with things we feel necessary as young adults

2019 Scholarships

2019 Keaukaha General Store Holomua Scholarship

2019 Keaukaha General Store “Holomua” Scholarship

Keaukaha General Store named Kiara Cuyo as the recipient of their 2019 Holomua Scholarship of $1,000. Kiara was awarded this scholarship in recognition of her commitment to “holomua” or to improve, progress, and move forward. Kiara is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus, class of 2019. She will be attending UH Hilo in the fall of 2019 pursing a career as a Dermotology Nurse Practioner. Kiara is an avid soccer player, and also coaches Surf Soccer Club Hawaii Keiki and is a HYSA Referee. Congratulations Kiara on your award and Keaukaha General Store is excited to see what is

2019 Hawaii Rise Foundation Rachel Gangwes Scholarship

2019 Hawaii Rise Foundation Rachel Gangwes Scholarship​

Jolene Hirata was awarded the 2018 Rachel Leilani Gangwes Scholarship of $1,000 by community partner and nonprofit, Hawaii Rise Foundation. This scholarship was sponsored in partnership with Kealani Gangwes, in memory of her late sister, Rachel Leilani Gangwes, who was born with Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18). While most children do not live past their first birthday, Rachel persevered overwhelming odds to bless her family, friends, and community with eighteen years of love and joy. Rachel reminded everyone that every day is a gift with which you must do your best to uplift others, through words and actions. An active member

2018 Scholarships

2018 Keaukaha General Store “Holomua” Scholarship Awardee

Kalama Kala’i Morales Keaukaha General Store has named Kalama Kala’i Morales as the recipient of their 2018 Holomua Scholarship of $1,000. This scholarship was sponsored by community partner, Keaukaha General Store. Kalama was awarded this scholarship in recognition of his commitment to “holomua” or to improve, progress, and move forward. As local high school seniors graduate and continue on to higher education, Keaukaha General Store wants to encourage young leaders to look at issues in the community and prompt them to think of ways to help and improve where they come from. As these graduates embark on new paths as

2018 Rachel Gangwes “Mohala” Scholarship Awardee

Alexus Paglinawan Alexus Paglinawan has been awarded the 2018 Rachel Leilani Gangwes Scholarship of $1,000. This scholarship was sponsored in partnership with Kealani Gangwes, in memory of her late sister, Rachel Leilani Gangwes, who was born with Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18). While most children do not live past their first birthday, Rachel persevered overwhelming odds to bless her family, friends, and community with eighteen years of love and joy. Rachel reminded everyone that every day is a gift with which you must do your best to uplift others, through words and actions. Alexus was selected as the applicant that most