Service-Learning | Palolo Pipeline Projects: Mentoring

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Pipeline Support Projects

Athletics & Education, Dance & Sports Camps

MAAC GymPalolo Rec Center

Creative Projects: Dance, Music, Art

The Palolo public schools and community centers welcome students who have special skills in leading/teaching kids. If you can commit to leading a sports camp, dance workshops, or an art project, please contact the Chaminade S-L Office.

Successful student-led projects have included:
- Zumbatomic classes at the POLC
- Rugby Camp during spring break at Palolo Elementary
- Softball Camp at the Rec Center
- Dance classes at Palolo Elementary
- Hula classes at the POLC, Palolo Elementary, and Jarrett Middle School
- Soccer Camp

Availability: year-round, including break-times. Contact the Chaminade S-L Office to schedule.

The Palolo Youth Athletic Club (PYAC)

The PYAC is a nonprofit program that integrates sports with education. The athletic component, "PALOLO RUSH," offers tackle football through the Hawaii Elite Football League (recognized by the NFL's nonprofit, American Youth Football). The academic component offers group tutoring, remedial math & reading assistance, and help with computer literacy. Through an incentive system, kids earn points which can be redeemed for rewards at the PYAC Store.

The program teaches the importance of education, health, teamwork, respect, and commitment. Football is used to build leadership skills and confidence, both on and off the field. Palolo Rush seeks to produce "high-character student athletes" who can succeed in all arenas.

Participating youth are 8-16 years old. 70% are from Palolo Homes, with a mix of Hawaiian, Tongan, Micronesian, and other ethnic heritages.

Location: Palolo District Park's Rec Center (green building near pool)

General Duties: Help kids with homework; provide tutoring in reading/math; be a positive role model and share about the opportunities that open up through succeeding in school.

Availability: Spring semester & fall semester, along the public schools' schedule

  • HOURS: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm
  • One-hour OR two-hour shifts may be scheduled during the hours above, according to your availability

Training/Contact: Arranged on an individual basis.