Official Nonprofit Partner for the
2018 PBN Pineapple Awards

“April has now been declared Leadership, Exploration, and Inspiration Month in the State of Hawaii! Very big mahalo to Hawaii Govenor, David Ige and Lt. Governor, Shan S. Tsutsui for recognizing ClimbHI and its intentions of teaching, guiding, and inspiring the students and our community towards preparing for a bigger and brighter future!

LEI is an annual workforce development exposure event.

ClimbHI provides people education through the exploration of life’s opportunities.

Who We Are

ClimbHI is a locally grown, locally run Hawaii Nonprofit exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our Mission

ClimbHI seeks to inspire students to finish high school and proceed to post-secondary educations or employment by educating them about future career paths and the process necessary to achieve those goals.

Get Involved

ClimbHI is always looking for volunteers, young people, and companies eager to participate in one of our many unique experiences.

LEI Program

LEI is a HTA-sponsored workforce development project created by ClimbHI to inspire Hawai’i’s youth to select careers in the Hawai’i visitor industry by providing them with the necessary means to achieve success.

Get Involved


ClimbHI is always looking for volunteers, young people, and companies eager to participate in one of our many unique experiences. Contact us today!

Phone: (808) 206-2853
Mailing Address: 175 Nawiliwili Street, Honolulu, HI. 96825

I wanted to thank you for giving me and Molokai High School this opportunity to participate and be part of the Lei Program. This program didn’t only inspire other students but LEI was able to inspire me and help me understand more of who I am. When I was given the honor to do an ‘oli I was really happy because it’s what I love to do. However, I was shame to expose myself. Exposing my disability to others and afraid that I would be judge. But I was brave enough to continue on, and it turned out to be a success. In the end of the program a few reached out to me letting me know that they’re here for me which they are till today. It helped me realize, for example that it’s better to have 1 quarter then 25 pennies. It also made me consider to continue on into the Hospitality Industry and going out to share our culture, our ʻōlelo and sharing everything we once had. The Lei Program should continue as long as possible because there are kids out there with so many talents that the’re either blind to see, shame of what they have, or they don’t get enough support. Lei has shown me all the opportunity that’s in front of me. This is the reason the Lei program is important and should continue on. I’m really hoping that Molokai High will have this opportunity again next year and hopefully we’ll be able to bring more of our students and I really hope I’ll be part of Lei again. Thank you so much aunty Julie for helping me and other students to see what’s out there. No words can explain how truly thankful we all are. Mahalo nui loa!!!!
Kalei Paleka-CummingsMolokai High School Student

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