Hoololi Mua No Ke Ola Senior Program

“To move forward with change in growth”

Hoololi Mua No Ke Ola Senior Program (HSP) guides high school seniors in out-of-home placements to successfully prepare for and enter postsecondary education, vocational and employment training in East Hawaii (Big Island Hawaii).

We seek to improve the success rate of out-of-home placed foster youth graduating from high school or obtaining a GED. We want to increase the number of foster youth in Hawaii entering into higher education or vocational programs directly after high school by supporting a successful transition to independence.

98%
Obtained GED/High School Diploma

98%
Accepted to secondary education

95%
Hired after attending employment training

Eligibility

Ho‘ololi mua no ke ola serves GED and high school seniors in East Hawaii (Big Island Hawaii), ages 17-21, who are in out-of-home placement, foster care, adoption, guardianship, or Power of Attorney.

Location

East Hawaii (Big Island Hawaii)

Services

Services offered to prepare transitioning foster youth to enter and successfully complete post-secondary education or vocational training include:
• Independent living skills
• Vocational and educational assistance
• Career and interest exploration
• Employment training
• Setting educational or vocational goals
• Support in choosing, applying for, and enrolling in educational or vocational training
• Assistance in completing financial aid forms and scholarship applications
• Educational advising, tutoring, training, and monthly progress meetings

Funding

Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation

JENNIFER CARTER

PROGRAM MANAGER

Your past does not define your future; your destiny is what you make it to be.”

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