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Na Koʻokoʻo

Nā Koʻokoʻo is a Hawaiian leadership program for Native Hawaiians and other students with strong commitments to Native Hawaiian communities. A primary goal is to help participants clarify their kuleana (responsibility) and to see their education in the context of uplifting the land and people. Through a series of two courses and immersive community-engaged experiences with Hawaiian community organizations, student participants learn how to meaningfully take their academic work beyond the university campus.

Significance of Program Name

The word “koʻokoʻo” refers to a walking stick or walking staff. The program aims to build a support system for Native Hawaiian students and others who have commitments to Native Hawaiian communities, and strives to imbue a new generation with the skills and confidence to become community leaders.

Nā Koʻokoʻo Program

Nā Koʻokoʻo Program

Kamakanaokealoha Aquino
Initiative Coordinator
Email: cssnhi@hawaii.edu