To create a platform that positively affects the future of our island and the relationship we have with it.
To empower the keiki of Kaua`i with the joys of a health lifestyle through action, coaching, leadership, and support.
By offering fun outlets of physical expression, after- school teaching initiatives, and free athletic programs, we provide a concrete road-map to healthy living; both physically, and mentally.
We first began our foundation by offering three separate after school programs that allowed youth of all backgrounds to participate; art class, martial arts, and a surf class. Each program ended with a final project or event. In the months leading up to these events and/or projects, the after school programs guided the children to build healthy habits of exercise, discipline, and the social ability to lead, while also providing a fun, supportive, and loving atmosphere to grow.
As of now, our youth programs have blossomed into what we call, Na Keiki Club. Na keiki Club is an after-school club that offers organic, nutritionally balanced snacks, homework time with a professional tutor, followed by our top programs. On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, our group of kids are either dropped off at the Hanalei Neighborhood Center by their parents, or walked over from Hanalei Elementary School by our professional, elementary-based tutor. The club begins after school, at 2:30pm and ends at 5:30pm.
By providing our youth with a fun and positive growing atmosphere, and surrounding them with a motivated volunteer force of community roll models, we will highlight how healthy living leads to positive outcomes.
Please join us in helping our keiki of Kaua`i rise above the many problems they are faced with today to grow into the strong citizens of tomorrow.
Our programs are two-fold:
1) To inspire and motivate the children of Kaua'i.
2) To demonstrate the importance of staying active, eating healthy, and living a drug free life.
Physical movement can help keep kids bones and muscles strong, reduce the risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases, and keep obesity at bay. Additionally, working out provides a mental boost, preventing anxiety and depression and raising serotonin levels.
But it’s not just the physical activity that will help kids, it’s also focus, confidence, and patience that are all cultivated in the athletic realm. The sense of teamwork and community will be built upon and instilled strongly with our Keiki as an added benefit in the foundation, a personal attribute they will carry and share positively through their lives to the benefit of all they meet. Jointly, these after-school programs and athletic events will allow kids the opportunity to work as a team to build trust, confidence, strength, friendships, and healthy habits together.