Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz kicks off “CampUs Hawaii

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BRIAN SCHATZ KICKS OFF “CAMPUS HAWAII”

 

WHO: Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii Brian Schatz and the kids from After-School All-Stars Hawaii

 

WHAT: Kick off of first ever CampUs Hawaii, high school transition camp (see agenda attached)

 

WHEN: Monday, July 11 at 8:00 a.m.

 

WHERE: University of Hawaii at Manoa campus; Pacific Ocean Science & Technology Building (POST) Room 127

 

NOTE: Onsite contact is Dawn Dunbar, ASAS Hawaii Executive Director, 808-554-4560

 

After-School All-Stars Hawaii (ASAS) will host its first ever “CampUs Hawaii”, a camp designed for those at-risk students , who will be entering 9th grade, for high school, college and careers.  The camp will accommodate approximately 25 kids from 6 different middle schools that ASAS serves:  Dole, Kalakaua, Jarrett, Washington, Ewa Makai Middle Schools and King Intermediate.  Participants get to stay in the dorms for two nights, and get a taste of college life, while also getting excited about entering high school and learning about career options.  Lt. Governor Schatz will offer his words of encouragement to these students as they enter one of the most anticipated, yet intimidating chapters of their lives.

Established in Hawaii in 2009, ASAS programs are geared towards 6th, 7th, 8th graders in Hawaii’s public middle schools (Title I), where they participate in structured curriculum that offers academic support, enrichment opportunities and health/fitness activities.  In addition to after-school programming Monday – Friday, ASAS also integrates initiatives such as service learning; career exploration; sports based youth development; and high school transition into the daily curriculum.  After-School All-Stars serves 70,000 youth annually through after school and summer programs in 12 chapters across the country.  Hawaii is the most recently formed chapter.

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