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Read how a number of forward-looking HADK members are brainstorming ideas to promote member involvement and other critically important areas of our organization. The following is a summary of their January 16, 2021 Zoom session:
Enhance & Advance Forum #2: Project Kako‘o
by 'Alohilani Okamura, Nu Chapter President, and Carol Emerson, State Publicity Chair
Besides sharing your concerns and interests, you have suggested projects and activities promoting member involvement in AΔK as well as those supporting our teachers. Some of our chapter sisters have also been thinking creatively of how we can increase our support of teacher candidates at the UH-Manoa College of Education, conveying Hawaiʻi AΔK’s values.
In our ongoing dialogue in our Enhance & Advance sessions, we have been reminded of how we need to meet the needs of our working members as well as encourage and support those entering the field of education. We discussed “care packages,” classroom assistance, partnerships, and forming/strengthening relationships among members by recognizing and addressing their needs. Rather than have these dire & chaotic times squelch those efforts or distract us from them, could you consider extending your hand - and offering your help & support as well? In the true spirit of aloha, ‘Alohilani, with the UH Manoa COE, has proposed Project Kako’o to support UH-Manoa teacher candidates by providing them with goodie bags to acknowledge their commitment to the profession, while introducing our organization to them, perhaps even planting the seeds for future prospective AΔK membership. An AΔK magnet and a flyer about Hawaii AΔK will be included in each bag.
Please share this Project Kako‘o information with your chapters:
Two goals of Project Kako‘o are to: 1) acknowledge these teacher candidates' commitment to the teaching profession and 2) provide support during Covid-19. There are currently approximately 500 teacher candidates in the Institute for Teacher Education who are seeking licensure for Pre-K through high school. This is a pilot project for the initial distribution of 100 goodie bags (more, depending on donations). Teacher candidates will RSVP, and each of the first 100 to reply will be eligible to pick up a goodie bag. Goodie bags can be picked up at UH-Manoa College of Education on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 1:30 - 3:30pm.
Rationale: By sharing goodie bags made with love to 100 of the 500 teacher candidates, we will be…
• Showing our support for educational excellence in Hawaiʻi;
• Acknowledging their passion to make a difference for our keiki’s futures; after all, they will be teaching OUR children’s children’s children;
• Appreciating them for choosing to be teachers in these difficult times, and with fewer young adults aspiring to become teachers;
• Providing support for those who may be struggling financially;
• Introducing them to A∆K, its existence and what it could mean for them as teachers;
• Supporting A∆K’s goal to encourage collegiate chapters
Suggested items for the goodie bags (which do not necessarily have to contain the same items): Spam, tuna, rice, ramen noodle bowls, microwave popcorn, store-bought cookies pre-packaged, canned/bottled juice, instant coffee, trail mix, granola bars or other healthy snacks, PPE (masks, sanitizers, wipes), school stationery items (mechanical pencils, highlighters, post-it notes, markers, etc.), gift cards. Also appreciated: paper bags for packaging (larger than lunch bag, smaller than grocery bag)
If you are interested in supporting this project, your donations (monetary, goods, womanpower to package and distribute goodie bags) can also be listed on your individual and chapter altruistic forms.
Please contact ʻAlohilani Okamura and Carol Emerson if you would like to participate in this project, noting deadlines below.
2/03 Confirm if interested in participating.
2/07 Submit list of volunteers (up to 5 from your chapter?) to help put goodie bags together on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Time TBA
2/07 Submit list of volunteers (up to 5 from your chapter?) to assist with distribution on Friday, February 26, 2021:
12:30 pm Set-up
1:30 - 3:30 pm Distribution
3:30 - 4:00 pm Clean-up
2/15 Submit list of donation items (e.g., 100 cans Spam, 75 masks, monetary amount to purchase items)
2/20 Last day for monetary donations so items can be purchased
Details regarding drop-off of donated goods (when & where) will be emailed to those who wish to participate.
Mahalo for your interest and support,
‘Alohilani Okamura, EdD, UH-Manoa COE & Nu Chapter President, and Carol Emerson, Xi, HA∆K Publicity