About Us

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Who We Are

      Kids At Risk Mentoring Program (KAMP) Hawaii is a non-profit organization established in December 2005 that focuses on disadvantaged, at-risk youth in our communities and children with disabilities. We are currently working in conjunction with local public schools, program sites thousands of students, teachers and volunteers. 

     KAMP Hawaii has a solid curriculum and quality program with direct links to family and community values. Our approach is prevention oriented with a proven curriculum, and a series of exciting and challenging activities that inspires youth. KAMP Hawaii offers our youth “Life Mentoring Programs” that teaches positive values, teamwork and leadership skills in a safe, exciting, and fun environment. KAMP Hawaii programs foster positive changes through goal setting, self-discipline, and a positive self-view that encourages personal growth in schools, homes and community. The importance of teamwork and leadership skills is taught through a series of activities that stress communication, role modeling and group facilitation in return produces positive outcomes. 

     Youth that are from low-income, subsidized housing, and English as Second Language (ESL) immigrant families, as well as youth that have experienced failures in the classroom along with the development of destructive habits are among the at-risk. Our program is here to help them be successful by teaching them positive values, teamwork and leadership. And we will accomplish this goal by providing our young people a caring, inclusive learning environment that promotes their best effort and reinforces personal respect and respect for others. The focus is slightly different for each of our programs but the goal remains the same; empower the young person to make positive changes in his/her life, learn to work with their parents, school administrators, teachers and peers, and to be positive influences/leaders in their environments.

KAMP Hawaii Promise

I will do my best to improve myself,
To help my community and my country,
And to obey the rules and laws of the land,
To work with other people,
To keep my body strong, my mind alert, and my language clean. 

Mission Statement

KAMP Hawaii will work with our Youth in their formative years to build a solid foundation for family, community, state, and country. The investment spent on our youth today, will pay huge dividends in our society and for our future. 

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What We Do

    KAMP Hawaii's goal is to provide an outreach program that reaches all of our youth from every spectrum of our society through 1 of our 6 “Pride and Victory” Life Mentoring Programs. They are: Anti-Bullying Lunchtime Program (2013-Present), Classroom Outreach Program (2006-Present), Special Needs Classroom Outreach Program (2006-Present), Alternative Learning Center Outreach Program (2006-Present), Outdoor Outreach Program (2006-Present) and Summer “Pride and Victory” Healthy Lifestyle Enrichment program (2007-Present).

     Our programs help students to Improve social interaction skills, control emotional behavior, gain self-confidence, become independent on skill level task, stay on task or focused, cultivate a strong and positive mindset to succeed in different challenges, demonstrated a positive attitude towards others and self, eliminate violence behaviors, recognizing own inappropriate and disrespectful behavior, able to redirect negative behavior, challenge themselves to try new things and develop leadership skills.

     Our approach is prevention oriented with a proven curriculum which focuses on drugs, gangs, bullying and cyber intimidation, and a series of exciting and challenging activities that inspires youth. Most importantly, the goal of our life mentoring program is to build a solid foundation in each student’s life; a foundation built upon ethics, knowledge and understanding that continues to guide a student’s life choices beyond their elementary, middle and high school years.

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Get Involved

    Through our successful year round program, KAMP Hawaii has provided thousands of our at-risk youth with the opportunity to participate in our Special Needs Classroom, Regular Education Classroom, Alternative Learning Classroom, Outdoor Camping Outreach and our Summer “Pride and Victory” Outreach Programs.

     I remember clearly listening to a boy recite the names of the Presidents of the United States in order without a hitch and listening to him respond with the correct answers when his skill trainer would randomly say a number. He would run back and forth to each of our activities reciting the President’s in order and all of sudden he sits down next to me and he tells me that he wishes everyday was like this where I can just run, laugh and play with my friends because I don’t know how long I will be here “I have cancer”.  Touching as it is Kids At-Risk Mentoring Programs provides our youth with everlasting experiences and for us as well.

Like this little boy’s story, we also have our challenges. KAMP Hawaii needs your help.

Become a volunteer at our camps, volunteer in our classroom outreach programs and our summer program. Volunteer as a career speaker for our Alternative Learning students.

   Gift In Kind such as office equipment, office supplies and program supplies are much needed and monetary gifts are welcomed.

Every bit counts as we strive for a better future! Mahalo!

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