Welcome to Nā Keiki ō Halele'a Athletic Foundation

"The Children of The House  of Beauty" 

 

Na Keiki O Halele'a Athletic Foundation was created to inspire Kaua`i’s  youth to build healthy lifestyle choices through the fun of preparing-for and participating-in community based athletic events and after school programs.

 

Our Vision

               "To create a platform that positively affects the future of our island and the relationship we have with it."

Our Goal

To empower the keiki of Kaua`i  with the joys of healthy living through action, coaching, and support to the growing seeds of their dream's.

By offering fun outlets of physical expression, after- school teaching initiatives, and free athletic events, we will provide a concrete roadmap to healthy living, both physically and mentally, to our youth of Kaua'i.

Each year we will provide three after school programs that allow youth of all backgrounds to participate in for free. Each program will end with a project or event. In the months leading up to these events/projects, our focus will be on elementary and middle school grade level children. These after school activities will help kids not only prepare for each event/project, but to also encourage healthy eating and exercise habits to build a foundation of confidence and strength. Working in tandem, these after-school programs and athletic events will allow kids the opportunity to work towards a shared goal in a supportive environment, building friendships, community, and healthy habits together.

By providing our youth with focus, education, and surrounding them with a vibrant and motivated volunteer force of community roll models, we will highlight how healthy living comes with positive outcomes.

Please join us in helping our keiki of Kaua`i rise above the many problems they’re faced with today and grow into the strong citizens of tomorrow. 

 

Our Projects

Our projects are two-fold:

1) To inspire and motivate the children of Kaua'i to  prepare for and

2) Participate in athletic events that 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. 

After School Programs

  Starting in August 2015 Na Keiki O Halelea will implement three afterschool programs on the north shore.

  • Hanalei Bay Surfing Program
  • Hanalei Art Gallery Arts Program
  • Kilauea Martial Arts Program

All Programs will be refilled every three months. Each program will end with a final project or event. 

Children accepted into programs will be expected to find transportation to their program. Children will be dropped off at location and picked up when program is complete for the day. 

  All of Na Keiki O Halelea Teachers, Coaches, Volunteers will be First Aid, AED, and CPR certified and 

How to apply

  1. To apply parents will fill out free membership form
  2. All members will be sent updates and applications
  3. Members will apply and be contacted about their child’s status
  4. If child does not get into program of choice they will be offered openings in other programs or wait for program to refill
  5. Child will not be accepted into more than one program at a time
  6. Child must be in elementary or intermediate school

Hanalei Bay Surfing Program

 

What: Children will be offered the opportunity to be mentored in surfing along with other active beach games.

Where: Program will be held in Hanalei Bay at the beach. Permits will be acquired for use of state or county parks

When: Program will be once a week. Every Friday 3:30pm during the scheduled school year

Number of Children: 10
Number of Certified Adults: 2

Hanalei Art Gallery Arts Program

 

What: Children will be offered the opportunity to be mentored in variety of arts including cinematography, painting, photography, music, ect.

Where: Program will be held at the Patrick Chings Art Gallery in Hanalei Town in their upstairs children’s learning facility.

When: Program will be once a week. Every Monday 3:00pm during the scheduled school year.

Number of Children: 10
Number of Certified Adults: 2


Kilauea Martial Arts Program

 

What: Children will be offered the opportunity to be mentored in and taught a variety of martial arts including wrestling, boxing, savate, yoga, ect.

Where: Program will be held in Kilauea Town. Program will be located at a private gym built for the cultivation of martial arts.

When: Programs will be held once a week. Every Wednesday 3:00pm during the scheduled school year. 

Number of Children: 10
Number of Certified Adults: 2