Is your school signed up for Kids Voting Hawaii?

There's still time to take part in this important civics lesson

Is your school signed up to participate in Kids Voting Hawaii? Kids Voting Hawaii promotes civic education by providing students the opportunity to vote in the general election.

Students will make their voices heard by choosing their preferred candidate for president of the United States, representative to the U.S. House of Representatives for Congressional District 1 or 2, as well as their own state senators and representatives. Additionally, students will get to weigh in on other key issues such as voting rights, student voice, and sustainability in ballot questions based on their grade level.

So far, 42 public and charter schools have signed up to participate. If your school is not yet involved and you would like to help facilitate Kids Voting Hawaii at your school, please email State Rep. Amy Perruso (D, Wahiawa, Whitmore Village), a longtime HSTA member and former secretary-treasurer, at support@civiceducationcouncil.org.

The final deadline to sign up is Sunday, Oct. 25. See below for the list of schools that have already signed up. 

Kids Voting Hawaii (KVHI) is a nonpartisan grassroots organization that promotes citizen participation by providing K-12 students in public, private, charter, and home schools the opportunity to experience democracy firsthand, by voting online in the general elections. Since 1996, Kids Voting Hawaii has been providing an age-appropriate curriculum and classroom activities, which align with the Hawaii State Social Studies Standards and address civic responsibility and civic character measurements.

Visit Kids Voting Hawaii's website for more information.

Participating schools as of Oct. 8:

  • Aiea High School
  • Anuenue School
  • Baldwin High School
  • Campbell High School
  • Castle High School
  • DreamHouse 'Ewa Beach
  • Ewa Makai Middle School
  • Haleiwa Elem School
  • Hauula Elem School
  • Hickam Elem School
  • Honokaa Elem School
  • Iliahi Elem School
  • Iroquois Point Elem School
  • Kaiulani Elem School
  • Kalaheo High School
  • Kalakaua Middle School
  • Kalama Inter School
  • Kalanianaole Elem & Inter
  • Kalihi-Uka Elem School
  • Kaumana Elem School
  • Kawananakoa Middle School
  • Keaau Middle School
  • Kealakehe Elem School
  • Keaukaha Elem School
  • Kihei Elem School
  • Kilauea Elem School
  • Kipapa Elem School
  • Kohala High School
  • Konawaena High School
  • Manoa Elem School
  • Maui Waena Inter School
  • Mililani High School
  • Mililani Mauka Elem School
  • Mililani Middle School
  • Moanalua Middle School
  • Nanakuli Elem School
  • Pohakea Elem School
  • Wahiawa Elem School
  • Waimalu Elem School
  • Waimea Middle School - PCS
  • Washington Middle School
  • Wilson Elem School
Author: Keoki Kerr