Kuleana Academy Alliance Education Partners:

Kuleana Academy

Description: 4 Month Program

Five Weekend-long Retreats in leadership, skills training, and progressive issues education

Weekend Retreats (Saturday and Sunday): Leadership development, skills and campaign training sessions conducted by professional trainers, plus educational sessions on progressive issues led by Alliance Educations Partners. (**Order of topics may change**)

Retreat 1: Trainings: Goal setting, leadership development, community organizing, government and legislative process.
Issues Education: economic justice (cost of living, affordable housing).
Retreat 2: Trainings: Public speaking, writing, media, message development; campaign organization, materials.
Issues Education: environmental (development); labor (diversified economy).

Retreat 3: Trainings: Message refinement, materials development and sourcing; budget and fundraising planning; database management, endorsements. Issues Education: GMO/Pesticides/Agriculture (food security).
Retreat 4: Trainings: Boards and Commissions Leadership Training. Issues Education: civil rights/equality (healthcare, education).

Retreat 5: Trainings: leadership development, budget and fundraising planning, database management, endorsements.
Issues Education: Hawaiian/Cultural (sovereignty/self-determination)

Community-Based Hands On Experience 

During these four months, Participant and Mentor shall do at least one common community or political activity of their choice. 

  • Participant shall participate in one additional group volunteer activity in each month of program (i.e. beach clean up, feed homeless)
  • Participant shall participate in one public speaking activity in each month of program (i.e. Rotary speaker, classroom speaker, Toastmasters)
  • Participant shall write and submit to a Hawaii news publications one letter to the editor or OpEd piece on any topic each month of program.
  • Participant shall fundraise a minimum of $1000 to contribute to the program ($800 of which cannot be personal funds).

HAPA's Kuleana Academy is not an electoral activity; it is a non-partisan educational program. HAPA and the Kuleana Academy will not:

  • endorse any political candidates for public office.
  • make any campaign contributions (monetary or in-kind).
  • ask candidates to sign pledges on any issues.


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