After-School Programs

The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation is actively involved in improving the educational experience for our communities children. To that end, our Education Committee has created two new after-school programs: Leap Forward! and Help Me With My Homework


Leap Forward!

The KNSCF Education Committee created Leap Forward!, a program to help prepare sixth-grade students for the challenges of middle school. The purpose of the program is to introduce abstract thinking and improve organizational, note-taking, and study skills. The program is fully funded by two $2,000 grants.  The North Shore elementary schools administer the program following some basic guidelines and customize it according to their students’ needs.

Recently, our Leap Forward! Program was featured in The Garden Island News.

Help Me With My Homework (HMWMH)

Help Me With My Homework (HMWMH) is designed around a study-hall environment.  We will launch the program at two North Shore locations close to bus stops and will be run by experienced teachers and volunteer high school students.  The purpose of the program is to help at-risk seventh- and eighth-grade students at Kapaa Middle School, eventually adding high school students when possible.

The program is anticipated to start in mid–October 2018 and run throughout each term. HMWMH will be partially funded by KNSCF, in addition to grants & private donations.