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Free program at ‘Iolani School helps Palolo students succeed

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    ‘Iolani School’s KA‘I program is marking its 10th anniversary. Jarrett Middle School student Sidney Perez, also a KA‘I student, showed the project she completed in the program’s Intro Laser Cutting class.

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    Brody Koike, Brady Awaken, Jerniqk Kapriel, Deishawn Haruo, Demitrius Ayers and Brendan Kajioka participate in a robotic soccer game.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Tenth-graders from Palolo raised their hands when asked who is from Palolo and who likes their math class. They participated in KA‘I, a free ‘Iolani School program to close the achievement gap for some Palolo students.

It targets not the straight-A kids but those earning Bs, Cs and Ds who show leadership potential but could use support and inspiration. As sixth graders at Jarrett Middle, they commit to attending free summer sessions at ‘Iolani until they graduate from high school. Read more

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