Pakolea strives to help at-risk youth, ages 7-17, many of whom are from low-income households and neighborhoods, where they are susceptible to street influences such as gangs, juvenile delinquency, alcohol and drug use and abuse, smoking, lack of education, truancy and many other things. Staff and volunteers work to have a positive impact on these youth through sports, academics, and the teaching of skills to make wise and healthy lifestyle choices. Through different seasonal sports (football, basketball, and volleyball), participation is utilized as an incentive to improve academic progress and behavioral change in the schools and at home. Pakolea staff continues to find innovative ways to reach and engage youth and help them develop into responsible, healthy and productive adults.
Registration: June and July
Youth Membership Program
All Pakolea participants must become a member of Palama Settlement’s youth program. Members enjoy free activities including participation in the Leland Blackfield Youth Activity Center, the Henry & Colene Wong Computer Center, the Cecilia Blackfield Academic Center, the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Gymnasium, and the pool.
To join is easy and free, just complete the membership form. Youth who have already submitted a registration form for any Palama Settlement program are already members (this includes: Pakolea Program, Swim Academy, and other youth activities and programs).
Click here to download an informational flyer.
For more information
Pi`i Minns, Jr.
p. (808) 848-2503| e. firstname.lastname@example.org