Submit your school community program to the E Ola Pono Campaign


Are you part of a group who has done a project or activity to improve your school or community this school year?  If so, consider joining the E Ola Pono Campaign by May 15th so your efforts can be acknowledged and your group becomes eligible for a monetary award.

The E Ola Pono Campaign is in its 7th year of encouraging student led initiatives in grades K-12 to proactively work to eliminate bullying and promote the concept of living pono, defined as acting with respect toward everyone and everything. 

Campaign sponsors ask groups to submit documentation and a brief reflection about their activity by the mid-May deadline. Judges will then select exemplary E Ola Pono Campaigns in elementary, middle/intermediate, and high school divisions.  Awards range from $250.00 to $1000.00.

Information about the E Ola Pono Campaign as well as resources to support teaching about living pono can be found at:  Questions can be sent to GPS Project staff members Randee Golden at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Sara Ka‘imipono Banks at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

This project is sponsored by UH Manoa’s Center on Disability Studies, Growing Pono Schools Project, a federally funded education initiative.  A culture and place based character education curriculum geared for Hawaii’s 4th-12 grade students is also available at this Web site, along with other video and internet resources to help youth learn about living pono.