SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY: $8.8 MILLION IN BENEFITS IN 2012
“It makes me want to get involved; now that I have the knowledge I can't just sit back and watch…”
–Monica, former member
PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: $450,000 IN EDUCATION AWARDS DISTRIBUTED ANNUALLY
“[Kupu] offers a great opportunity for the future generations to educate them on environmental conservation and open doors to related jobs in Hawaii.”
–Jessica, former member
PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY & CLEAN ENERGY: AVERTED 6,257 TONS OF GHG EMISSIONS IN 2012
To empower youth to serve their communities through character-building, service-learning, and environmental stewardship opportunities that encourage integrity (pono) with God (Ke Akua), self and others.
Kupu has a lot of things to offer...I got a career out of the program and I've been hired on at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park….it is a great stepping stone for people who are looking for a foot in the door to conservation.
This year, Kupu will be hosting Make A Difference Day in the ahupuaʻa of Heʻeia partnering with three local organizations – Paepae O Heʻeia, Papahana Kuaola, and Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi. Each site works with specific areas of the ahupuaʻa, and with a holistic approach this year’s Make A Difference Day encourages the community to “Mālama Heʻeia”