Kanu o ka Aina Charter School (KANU) and the North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC) have teamed together to host a family-oriented festival and fundraiser on Saturday Oct. 30. Proceeds provide college scholarships for North Hawaii students and support culturally-focused, student-led sustainability projects. There will be food, games, a bungee trampoline, pony rides, live entertainment, a costume contest, business and vendor booths and a country store. The Fall Festival will be at Kauhale ‘Oiwi o Pu’ukapu, KANU’s LEED Platinum certified 6-12 campus, located beyond the Waimea Police station where Kamamalu street becomes Hi’iaka Street at 64-1043 Hi’iaka Street. Entrance is free and open to the community. KANU is a WASC accredited K-12 charter school dedicated to providing academically rigorous, Hawaiian-focused, place-based education to North Hawai’i’s youth. NHERC is an outreach center of the University of Hawai’i at Hilo that provides essential access to higher education by offering credit and non-credit classes for North Hawai’i students of all ages. Each semester, college classes are offered to the public at Kauhale ‘Oiwi o Pu’ukapu and at NHERC’s facility in Honoka’a, along with many other courses, programs and events intended to promote community education and cultural awareness.
For more information, call KANU 808-890-8144 or NHERC 808-775-8890.