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Na Pua Noeau awarded OHA grants


The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is providing Na Pua Noeau, the Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, $1,231,140 to conduct programs through the various Na Pua Noeau Centers on each of the islands.

The programs include Super Saturdays, the Kupulau Program and summer residential programs that increase college access and success of Hawaiian students.

Through partnerships with UH programs and other organizations, Na Pua Noeau continue to provide education and career pathways to students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), leadership and health careers.

The Center has provided educational enrichment programs and activities to more than 12,000 students in 21 years of operation. Many of these former students are currently in college or have graduated and are professionals in the local community.

Additionally, OHA has also provided Na Pua Noeau $80,000 to help develop the leadership of high school students through the Aha Opio Alakai (Hawaiian Youth Leadership) Program.

For information on Na Pua Noeau and its various programs, call 974-7678 in Hilo, 956-9410 on Oahu, 241-3238 on Kauai, 984-3364 on Maui, 322-4867 in West Hawaii, 553-9993 on Molokai, and 565-9100 on Lanai.

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