SUPPORT MY CLASS
The mission of Hawaii Children’s Foundation is to support the educational enrichment of Hawaii’s children by creating a vehicle to fund classroom educational projects at the community grass roots level. Many teachers fund their classroom projects out of their own pockets and many worthwhile projects never materialize because of the cost. Supportmyclass.org gives teachers the opportunity to post a projects and have friends, family and local citizens fund the project.
TEACHER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Hi this is Gary Kai…Executive Director of the Hawaii Business Round Table. We have partnered with HSTA and supportmyclass dot org to create and execute the Teacher Internship Program that provide our 1st-12 Grade educators with an orientation of today’s workforce and the essential skills that students will need to be successful in college, the workplace and as good citizens. It’s various industries with a hands-on experience from the mailroom to the boardroom.
The Hawaii Children’s Foundation has become a catalyst for bringing the private sector into the public education system to provide Middle School after-school programs. Currently, only 26 of the 52 Middle Schools in the Hawaii Department of Education have such programs. The goal is to expose teachers and students to real business partners by creating after school curriculums that provides students with problem solving and creative thinking skills. After a great deal of research into the after school program need, we are focusing on the 6-8th grade sector and have pointed our first Academy (The Media Academy) in this area, at Dole Intermediate School.
We help other children related needs as they come to our attention. Examples are:
We raised $28,000 to help the families of the Waipio Little League defray travel expenses.
We are helping needy members of a local sports team purchase athletic shoes so they can participate in team sports.