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The Ha Initiative - Creative STEM After-School Program

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Mentors and Aides wanted! The Hā Initiative is a creative STEM after-school program where you can make a big impact on your community! Volunteers provide individualized attention to students and assist the teacher in an after-school classroom teaching science and math to kids from 2nd to 8th grade. Volunteers help with homework, hands on science experiments, and can pitch in when our Exploration Centers compete in the First Lego League robotics competitions every year, October through December.

Additionally, volunteers serve as an extra pair of helping hands in the classroom, working with all children, and assisting the teacher in a variety of ways including: sign-in and sign-out of participants, snack time, lab set-up, and attending field trips. Hā Initiative volunteers are a key component of the program’s success. Our volunteers inspire the children by being a role model and teaching them that learning is fun.

Volunteer hours would be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday 2:30-5:30pm, or Wednesday 1:30-5:30pm. Minimum once a week commitment for 3 months, or more if you choose!

Locations in Aiea, Kalihi, Waianae, Hauula, and Makiki.

Make a difference in a child’s life, become a volunteer with the Hā Initiative today!

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About The Ha Initiative - Creative STEM After-School Program


1132 Bishop Street Suite #100, Honolulu, HI 96813, US

Mission Statement

POI: Providing Opportunities and Inspiration to enable low-income individuals or families to achieve self-reliance


Since 1965, Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. (HCAP) has helped Oahu residents achieve self-sufficiency and improve their social and economic conditions. HCAP offers a wide range of programs and services, including education, employment, housing, food and energy assistance, to improve the lives of over 17,000 people each year. The Ha Initiative is just one of the program HCAP offers to the community.

The Ha Initiative: Creative STEM after-school program supports working families by providing a high quality, free educational program for at-risk youth. HCAP launched the Ha Initiative to provide easy access to educational materials and experiences, a safe and healthy environment, caring and responsive staff, and low child-to-adult ratios. The Ha Initiative operates at 4 centers located in: Kalihi, Waianae, Aiea, and Windward (Waiahole). The program will be expanding and opening up a fifth center in the upcoming months.


We'll work with your schedule.


99-102 Kalaloa Street (Aiea)54-010 Kukuna Road (Hauula)85-555 Farrington Highway (Waianae)Honolulu, HI 96817



  • Robotics
  • Youth Services
  • Computer Science
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Child Care
  • STEM


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum commitment: 1 afternoon weekly for 3months
  • TB & Fingerpinting required (cost covered).

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