Hawai'i Green Collar Institute Spring 2020 Application
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 Leeward O'ahu high school students in grades 10-12 particularly from the Kapolei and 'Ewa regions. The program dates are March 16-20, 2020 and this five-day session will focus on, 'Ewa 'Āina Inventory - Environmental Issues and Careers in 'Ewa Moku, with the goal of exposing local students to the breadth of "green" careers in Hawai'i through hands-on site visits that build capacity and interest in environmental conservation. There will be an overnighter at Camp Pālehua, field trips, hands-on activities, and talk story sessions with people in this profession. Everyday will go from about 8am-3pm (times vary on different days) and will be filled with fun activities and memorable learning experiences, don’t miss your chance to be a part of this engaging program! We will accept qualified applications as we get them so best to apply early.

Please complete the application form using your own words and to the best of your ability by February 16, 2020. We will continue to recruit until program is filled. You will be notified by February 21 on whether or not you're selected for this program. There will be a non-refundable $25 program fee due to Mālama Learning Center after notification of acceptance into this program to reserve your spot. Students from the 'Ewa and Kapolei regions will be given preference to align with grant objectives from the Kamehameha Schools 'Ewa Region that are subsidizing most costs. Students from other districts are welcome to apply and will be accepted based on space availability.

If you have any questions about the program, please email Chelsey Jay at chelsey@malamalearningcenter.org.

This 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 'Ewa Region.
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Are you Native Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian? *
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Phone Number (Best way to reach you) *
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High School Attending *
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Tell us a little about where you live, describe the community you live in. *
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If you could improve one environmental condition having to do with your island's watersheds (from the mountain to the ocean), what would it be? Why? *
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What "green" or aloha 'āina activities have you already participated in? Please describe what you did and how you felt about it. *
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Why do you want to participate in HGCI Spring 2020? What do you hope to gain from this learning experience? *
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This program will require various forms of physical participation (sun exposure, dust, pollen, camping, hiking on uneven terrain, getting dirty, etc.). Do you have any health, dietary, or other conditions that would need to be accommodated? Yes/No. If Yes, please list any accommodations you would need. *
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Do you have any plans that would conflict with your full participation in the program, which will be conducted on March 16-20, 2020 from 8am-3pm including an overnight camp on 3/17-3/18? Yes/No. If Yes, please explain. *
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We seek to invest in students who are willing to continue with follow-up activities after this spring intersession program. How likely are you to participate in other activities through the rest of the school year? *
If you answered Likely or Not Sure in the previous question, please explain what kind of follow-up activities you'd be interested (volunteer opportunities, community workdays, college visits, resume/personal statement writing workshops, etc.). If you answered Unlikely, please explain why. *
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Please provide the name and contact information (phone number & email) for at least one reference, an adult who knows you quite well (a non-relative). *
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I certify that all of the statements made in this application are true to the best of my knowledge. (Type out your full name) *
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For applicants under 18 year of age, please have an adult fill out their full name, contact information, and their relationship to you in this section. *
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You will be notified by February 21, 2020 on whether or not you are selected for this program. If you are selected, please be sure to reserve the following dates: March 16-20, 2020 from 8am-3pm. An overnighter at Camp Pālehua in Makakilo will take place on 3/17-3/18. A detailed itinerary and instructions for the week will be sent to you upon notification of your acceptance into this program. If you are accepted into the program, you will be required to pay a non-refundable program fee of $25 to reserve your spot. Do you have any questions for us?
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