Ho’okahua Ai “HA” Mentorship Program

Ho’okahua Ai (to build a foundation of nutrition, sustenance, communication and sharing) “HA” Mentorship Program is our current ongoing project at the Ho’ea Korean Natural Farming Learning Center with 18 enthusiastic and dedicated Kohala youth.

Our Youth Leadership Project provides North Hawaii youth opportunities to prepare and become tomorrow’s leaders.

We engage our Youth through innovative mentorships. Our Youth gain practical experience through hands-on learning and individualized instruction from community experts.

Students completing the program will not only attain tangible and marketable skills, but will also have opportunities to earn and save money by putting what they have learned into practice. This is possible through internships at local businesses, individual development accounts and entrepreneurial training opportunities.



October 6th Animal Husbandry allowed our haumana to clean up the road leading to Waikama pasture and after a long day of clean up, they were able to enjoy an afternoon of bonding at Kapanaia Bay during our quarterly Ho’ike


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Current Sponsors

County of Hawai‘i, County Council
Hawai‘i Community Foundation
Hau'oli Mau loa
Dorrance Family Foundation
Honsador Lumber

Past Sponsors

Local Initiatives Fund-RSF Social Finance
Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaii Tourism Authority-Living Hawaiian Culture Program
County of Hawai‘i-Department of Research and Development

Community Partners

Hawai‘i FFA Foundation
North Kohala Eat Locally Grown
Laulima Center for Rural and Cooperative Development at the Kohala Center
Chris Trump
Jim Cain, King Laulau Poi Company