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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
Our Mission
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.
Youth Served To Date
2932

Latest News & Alerts

2015 Annual Report

Posted on 24 May 2016
In 2015, Kupu engaged 323 youth as members in its programs, helped 13 individuals receive their high school diploma equivalency, and leveraged close t…
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Hawaiians Push to Expand Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Posted on 18 May 2016
In recent conservation news, an impressive assembly of Native Hawaiian community leaders have petitioned President Obama to expand the Papahānaumokuāk…
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Ulu Lehulehu Puaʻenaʻena Ceremony

Posted on 14 Apr 2016
An On-going Tradition As this year’s Merrie Monarch approached, issues surrounding the ʻŌhiʻa Lehua and the Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death were significant.…
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Our Story
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.
Kristine, 2010 member