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Please Give: Commitments for Success

Leadership for the Mānoa Academy is provided by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, College of Social Sciences. Administrative and instructional costs are kept to a minimum by integrating Mānoa Academy students into existing courses and curriculum.

Philanthropy and private partnerships are crucial to the success of this initiative. In order to promote the success of disadvantaged and special need students, additional investments must be made.

The following are the most urgent needs of the Mānoa Academy program.

  • Access. Additional students and schools would like to join Mānoa Academy and make courses available to their students.
  • College books and teaching supplies. Disadvantaged students struggle with program costs, which includes textbooks, computers, and other supplies.
  • Mentor and tutor services, online and in-person. Peer tutors and mentors are undergraduate students who have successfully completed the course being taught through Mānoa Academy and come highly recommended from a faculty member. Number of tutors needed depends on student demand.
  • Lecturer and faculty costs and professional development. Support for instructors helps to keep class size small and available. Mānoa Academy instructors are in demand across the state on locations with few resources. Private support can provide Mānoa Academy instruction in schools like Roosevelt, Kaimuki, and on neighbor islands.
  • Study abroad. Launched with Mānoa Academy Beijing 2017, study abroad opens horizons and transforms young people. Participation in enriching global experiences requires support for tuition and program expenses.
  • Civic engagement and service learning experiences. Research demonstrates that high impact practices help students discover their passion and succeed in College.
  • Mānoa Academy outreach. Special events for families, prospective and current students, and the community build understanding and support needed for student success.