The PISC provides community-based learning opportunities which integrate service to the local community with leadership learning skills. These community service projects have the added benefit of developing students’ leadership and mentoring skills and making connections between classroom learning and outside-of-classroom learning. They also impact the success of future generations of individuals from the target population.
Pacific Alliance for Student Success (PASS)
As the Pacific Island population grows in Hawaii, so too has the need for educators in the K-12 schools to address the needs of this population. In the past several years, K-12 personnel have made numerous requests for UH Hilo students to provide academic tutoring, mentoring and culturally and linguistically sensitive guidance to PI students in local elementary and high schools. In turn, PIs in grades K-12 will also receive needed services that will be provided in a culturally appropriate and responsive manner to assist them with being successful academically and socially in school, more likely to enroll in postsecondary education, and better prepared for college.
The Pacific Alliance for Student Success (PASS) program's mission is to develop competent, conscientious, and compassionate Pacific island student leaders at the University of Hawaii at Hilo who lead culturally appropriate youth empowerment efforts for the migrant Pacific island youth in local schools on Hawaii.
The Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC) at the University of Hawaii at Hilo invites local non-profits and public schools to partner with us by hosting PASS Leaders. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org a concise ONE-PAGE proposal containing the following information:
- PROJECT TITLE: Provide the name of the project. We will use this project title for our marketing efforts to PASS Leaders.
- SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Name of Organization, Contact Person's Name, Position Title, Email, Phone, Fax, Mailing Address
- NEED: Provide a concise one-paragraph description of the need(s) in the community for which you are seeking PASS involvement.
- PROJECT: Describe the type of activities that you need the help of PASS Leaders. What's the minimum / maxiumum number of PASS facilitators do you require for a successful outreach effort.
- QUALIFICATIONS: Identify the minimal qualifications or skillset you would like the PASS Leaders to have in order to carry out their duties
- TRAINING: Describe any training program or orientation (required or voluntary) to be provided by your organization to prepare the volunteers to successfully fulfill their responsibilities
- TIME COMMITMENT: Dates, time, duration of service. Are these on-going projects or one-time outreach efforts?
- SUPERVISION: Name, position, contact info for the onsite supervisor
- BUDGET: How much money have you budgeted to subsidize local transportation, meals, and other logistical needs of volunteers?
- REFLECTION: Are there questions or evaluation forms you would like the participants to complete after the project?
Please contact Vid Raatior (email@example.com), Director of the Pacific Islander Student Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.