Alaka'i is a Hawaiian word meaning coach, leader, or guide. The Alaka'i program is a mentorship program. The Alaka’i Program gives new students the opportunity to make the transition into college a little easier, receive the additional support needed, and a chance to expand both their academic/professional network. Interested mentees are paired up with an Alaka'i according to their major, minor, or other similarities. Mentees are required to meet once a month (for a minimum of thirty minutes) with their mentors, attend a cultural event or life skills workshop, and give program feedback at the end of the academic year. Students have nothing to lose, and everything to gain from this program!

For more information regarding the Alaka'i Program, please contact the Program Advisor/Events Coordinator at (808)735-4835.

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Contact Information

For inquiries please contact:

Doreen Wales
Director of Academic Achievement Program
(808) 735-4881

Alyssa Calasicas
Program Advisor/Tutor Coordinator
(808) 739-8305



Fa'amamata Tufele
Program Advisor/Events Coordinator
(808) 735-4835

Nitaya Camacho
Program Advisor/Administrative Coordinator
(808) 735-4770