Programs & Services

KEY Project currently has three pillar programs to share with everyone in your ʻohana.  Our Youth, Kūpuna, and Living Library programs offer a range of more targeted services, while our mission guides us to lead broader community based programs on a regular basis.  

Youth Program

Do you live in the areas of Kāneʻohe to Kahuku, are in grades 6-8, and want to experience ʻāina-based experiential learning activities in Koʻolau? Sessions are offered during breaks from school in spring, summer, and fall. Click here to learn more!

Kūpuna Program

Do you live in the areas of Kāneʻohe to Kahuku and are over the age of 50? Join KEY Project's Nā Pua o Koʻolau to access a welcoming and supportive space to connect with other seniors. We offer exercise, art, digital literacy, cultural activities, connection to resources, and weekly meals.

Living Library

The newest program at KEY is dedicated to preserving our past, capturing our present and educating for our future community through digital images, video, and audio stories of resilience from our neighbors and ʻohana.


We thrive because of help from our volunteers!  If you have a passion for helping, let us know.  We look for help in office, around the campus, at our events, and more!


We have a multi-purpose community center with facilities to meet a variety of needs; from small meetings to large parties, we have a space for you to host your event!

Social Services

Food insecurity in our community is something we strive to address and provide for through twice monthly foodbank distributions and an emergency food pantry. We continue to grow our resources for additional basic needs and service referrals.

KEY Supporters who make it happen

Mahalo to everyone who generously donates and supports our efforts.  We could not continue to hold space for everyone if not for the funds, time, knowledge, and skills of our dedicated partners.

“Mahalo for the pictures, ‘ike, and opportunities. [My daughter] is thoroughly enjoying herself and is learning so much. She shared a few pictures on our family group chat that everyone can learn from. I wish I could go with you guys tomorrow! She’s looking forward to it. I hope you folks are enjoying yourself as much as the keiki are. 😊”   -  Hoʻopilina Youth Program Parent

“I have to say Kupuna Breakfast. Every week, a delicious offering. We love seeing the cheerful KEY Project staff. A highlight of our week!”  - one of our Pua o Koʻolau

"My favorite memory from the cohort was the sense of laulima from working with other aspiring writers."  -  Koʻolaupoko Writers Cohort Participant

"My ʻōpio's experience was life changing.  She has taught our ʻohana everything that she has learned these past two weeks and motivated our ʻohana to start our own mala (garden)."  -  Hoʻopilina Youth Program Parent

"Hosting an event at the KEY Project was one of the best decisions we made! We decided to have a family event here prior to our wedding and this spot is truly a hidden gem!"  -  Community Facility Guests

"I was very amazed by the professionalism and kindness of the staff while at the car show held at KEY Project.....your staff is absolutely a class act."  - Community Member

“The Kupuna Program is a key ingredient to my life: meeting new folks who are now friends, learning new skills, engaging in new experiences.  Wow! All for free!”  -one of our Pua o Koʻolau

"A heartfelt mahalo to you all for welcoming our team to KEY Project.  We are truly amazed and inspired by all that KEY Project does for the community.  We deeply appreciate the time you shared with us....."  -  Organizational Partner

"(My ʻōpio) was looking forward to going every day and she enjoyed working with the land and the ocean. She also was excited to meet old and new friends and get to know them more."  - Hoʻopilina Youth Program Parent

"KEY Project keeps this 70 year old kupuna revigorated and out of trouble by providing her exciting experiences thru excursions an various activities!"  -  one of our Pua o Koʻolau

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