Aloha! This is an application for participation in the Hawai'i Green Collar Institute (HGCI) program coordinated by the Mālama Learning Center during the DOE Spring Break for West O'ahu high school students in grades 9-12. The program dates are March 14-18, 2022 (8:30am-12:30pm for the virtual orientation on March 14 and 8:30am-3:30pm for the remainder of the week; all in-person). This five-day spring break program will focus on, Community-Serving ‘Āina Careers in West O‘ahu. The goal is to expose local students to the breadth of "green" careers in Hawai'i through engaging learning experiences that build capacity and interest in environmental conservation. Each day will feature fun lessons, guest speakers, and hands-on activities that foster a connection to people and place. Huaka‘i (field trips) to ʻāina sites will be planned for this week (Tuesday, March 15 - Friday, March 18), but is subject to change depending on COVID-19 mandates and safety precautions at the time. We will accept qualified applications as we get them so best to apply early!
Please complete this application form using your own words and to the best of your ability. We will continue to recruit until the program is filled so best to apply early! There will be a $25 program fee due to Mālama Learning Center after notification of acceptance into this program to reserve your spot.
We will follow COVID-19 safety protocols, wearing a mask covering the nose and mouth for all parts of the week. For each person in this program, we will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test administered by an approved health clinic within 72 hours of Tuesday March 15, 2022. Mahalo for your understanding and cooperation as we work to keep our communities safe!
If you have any questions about the program, please email Chelsey Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hawai'i Green Collar Institute is a program of the Mālama Learning Center with support from many partners. This session of HGCI is funded with generous financial support from Kamehameha Schools Kaulu Papahana Huakaʻi program.