KEY Project - Youth Program

Hoʻopilina Youth Program

The KEY Project Youth Program offers out-of-school intersession activities, as well as year round educational, cultural and social opportunities. The program mission for the Hoʻopilina Youth Program is to empower youth with enduring skills and knowledge that can assist in a successful transition through life. Keiki will be immersed in ʻāina-focused projects both on KEY's campus and at multiple community sites. 

Intersession Programming

  • Full-day programming from 8:00am-3:00PM
  • Spring, Summer, and Fall Break
  • Low cost tuition with waivers available.

ʻOhana Events

  • FREE evening and weekend events
  • All ages welcome


  • Excursions to local points of interest
  • Garden Club
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Additional educational courses and partner organization sponsored events

Intersession participants build pilina (relationships) with their hands, by assisting partner-led culturally focused projects along the coast; minds, through intergenerational discussions with kupuna and exposure to moʻolelo (stories) and ʻoli (chants); and their stomachs, by learning and preparing healthy recipes with the food they assist in growing from the KEY Project food garden. Like the stones of a pā pōhaku alongside a loʻi kalo, our foundation is strong and sturdy. In it holds the knowledge of ourselves, our family values, and our ʻāina that we come from. We hope that through these activities and lessons, your ʻohana (family) becomes more cognizant of your sense of belonging, kuleana (responsibility), and aloha to our ʻāina (place), community, and ka pae ʻāina o Hawaiʻi.

Summer 2024 Registration is open for 5th - 8th graders.

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Join us!!!

To learn more about the Youth Program or to become a registered participant for the next intersession. 

Please contact our Youth Program Coordinator.

Phone: (808)380-7167


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KEY Project is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization (ID# 99-0118209)