ClimbHI’s Discovery Days Curriculum will be provided primarily during student breaks: Spring, Summer, Christmas, and specific school holidays such as administrative or furlough days. At the request of schools and as the program grows, we will provide Discovery Days throughout the school year. Discovery Days are conducted off site at the particular businesses or entities providing the exploration and lead by volunteers from both ClimbHI and members of the businesses and entities. The program is offered to all students with a special focus on high schools with student demographics showing significant economic challenges and higher drop-out rates in Hawaii. The Discovery Days include:
- Personal Finance & Job/College Application Discussion provided by ClimbHI volunteer
- To prepare students for success, Discovery days will include two mandatory educational lectures: the first lecture is focused on job/college application process, including filling out a job/college application and understanding the requirements, and the second on personal finance. Since ClimbHI will be focused on helping schools and programs with student demographics showing significant economic challenges (example: 4th generation welfare families), it is imperative that these students be exposed to the job/college application process and personal finance.
- Guided Exploration of Business/Institution by a volunteer from that entity, along with ClimbHI volunteers.
- Next steps
- Each business/institution provides a list of resources and next steps whether it’s further reading, college/university/trade school/military recommendations, etc for that field. The day ends with the volunteer from the entity and volunteers from ClimbHI discussing the next steps to help students follow through on that interest.
ClimbHI’s HI Enrichment program provides students offsite opportunities to volunteer and participate in special events related to their fields of interest. These real-life experiences will provide students with further exposure to their fields of interest. Students that have participated in at least one Discovery Day will be made aware of these special opportunities as they arise. ClimbHI’s partnerships with the community and different entities provides for a wide array of HI Enrichment events. Examples of HI Enrichment events include volunteering for Hawaii Food Bank Drives, Special Olympics, and different industry events like awards dinners and association gatherings. ClimbHI volunteers will conduct these events.
Living the Model
ClimbHI will create a sustainable model within its own entity by providing opportunities all year long for students to assist in the operation of the non-profit. ClimbHI volunteers will conduct the activity and depending on the operational task it could be done on-site or off-site. The program is offered to all students with a special focus on high schools students in Hawaii.
ClimbHI Scholarship Program
ClimbHI will award scholarships to high school seniors that have been accepted to Qualified Institutions. Recipients are selected through an application and review process.