Na'u e Koho

The Choice is Mine


Na’u e Koho, The Choice is Mine program guides at risk student in high school to successfully prepare for and enter postsecondary education, vocational and employment training on Oahu and East Hawaii on Hawaii Island.



Nadine Dudoit



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Percentage of Youth Entering College

Percentage of Youth Graduating High School

Percentage Hired after Attending Employment Training

Na’u e Koho “the Choice is Mine”

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.


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


Na’u E Koho serves GED and high school students on Oahu and East Hawaii on Hawaii Island, ages 17-21. Youth are at risk, involved with the foster care system, and/or of Hawaiian ancestry.


East Hawaii on Hawaii Island

Youth Voices

“I glad that you helping cause I never know anything or how for start for go college.”

-youth in Na’u e Koho

Nadine Dudoit


“Some of the youth we serve, do not consider college after high school. They do not think they have the ability or the option. Then they learn they have as much opportunity and potential as anyone else. They just need to know they can, and how to go about achieving that goal.”


‘A‘ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka hālau ho‘okahi.
All knowledge is not learned in just one school. (One can learn from many sources.) 


A’ohe Hana Nui Ka Alu’ia
No Task Is Too Big When Done Together…

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