Youth for a BRIGHTER Tomorrow

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

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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.


LEI is an annual workforce development exposure event.

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The Future Workforce of Tourism

The Future Workforce of Tourism

Hawaii businesses can expand students’ horizons through the state’s largest workforce development program. For the past seven years, the LEI (Lead, Expose, Inspire) program of ClimbHI has been...

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


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The one thing that I most enjoyed about the program was the actual tour of the hotel. I felt that by having that inside access and seeing the entire behind the scenes operations of the hotel, we were able to gain a better sense of the hotel’s system and how each department contributes to the success of the hotel. It was also very intriguing to see how each department contained a certain type of personality profile; it was nice to see everyone happy with their job because it suited their personality and it was reassuring to know that there are jobs that can match your personality type.
Mililani High School Student

When I saw Tihati’s Productions and Germaine’s Lu’aū, I knew that people become successful in what they love to do- making it not seem like a typical, normal job. After seeing how people can make a living off of Tahitian and Polynesian dancing, I took it into consideration on adding this job into my future plans for myself. Like any other goal that people set up, I know that if I put in hard work and determination into dancing, I know that someday, I can be a professional dancer.
Kauai High School Student

This is my second year participating and I certainly have gained so much knowledge and views from the experiences you have given me. It was great to be able to attend and befriend students of other schools as well as meet the staff at the beautiful Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and the Hawaii Convention Center. The words you spoke of at the last year’s convention, “L.E.I. is not a program! Leadership Exploration and Inspiration are things that you should carry with you in life,” have stayed with me till this day and will continue to try and exemplify these characteristics.
James Campbell High School Student