Nä Pua No'eau

Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children

was established at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo in 1989 for the purpose of increasing educational enrichment opportunities for Hawaiian children in grades Kindergarten - 12th. Outreach centers were later established on the islands of Maui, Kaua'i, O'ahu and Moloka'i, Lana'i and the West side of the Island of Hawai‘i to expand activities throughout the State of Hawai'i.

Select a Nä Pua No'eau center by clicking on an educational institution listed at left.

For more information about Nä Pua No'eau click here.

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 Nä Pua No‘eau center's are located at the:

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (Main Office)

University of Hawai‘i (West Hawai‘i Center)

University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa

University of Hawai‘i Maui College

Kaua‘i Community College

Moloka‘i Education Center

Läna‘i High & Elementary School

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Programs and Special Events listed below:

Contact Nä Pua No‘eau Office on your island for additional information.

Nä Pua No‘eau 2016 - 2017 Student Registration

Participants are required to register annually to update mailing address, contact information and emergency & medical data. A completed registration form will put you on our mailing list to receive anouncements of upcoming events mailed directly to you. Registration forms are available at all Nä Pua No'eau offices or can be download by clicking on the link below. Participants should complete and return a registration form to the Nä Pua No'eau office on your island. Contact your islands coordinator for a list of upcoming events and information.

2016-17 Student registration form (.pdf) can also be downloaded here. Adobe reader image

2016-17 Student fillable registration form (.pdf) can also be downloaded here. Adobe reader image

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Enrichment Programs

It’s an educational enrichment experience for Native Hawaiian students and their family. Our events will include Hawaiian culture and language, art, science, mele and hula and physical education. We will have fun filled activities and exciting learning experiences about the history, physical features, culture, and human treasures. These one to three day enrichment events are offered, varing per island site.

Check with the Nä Pua No‘eau site/coordinator on your island for applications and program information.

Summer Programs

At this time we have No Summer Programs on schedule. Please check with the site coordinators to see what may be offered come Summer of 2017. Please continue to complete the 2016-17 student registration (downloadable above) to update your contact information and if/when circumstances changes we will contact you with any announcements.

Check with the Nä Pua No‘eau site/coordinator on your island for announcements and program information.

Temporary Closures of Nä Pua No'eau Outreach Sites on Molokai, Lanai and West Hawaii

We have temporary closed the Na Pua No'eau offices on Molokai, Lanai, and West Hawaii. Personnel still volunteer and support community events at these sites. Some programs will be run in partnerships and collaboration with other organizations and agencies.

Contact Kinohi Gomes (808-956-9410) for any concerns and information.


Every Child a Promise by Robie Kahakalau
 © Nä Pua No'eau 2000
 University of Hawai'i at Hilo