A HAWAII 501C3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

what is PROJECT GRAD?

WHAT IS PROJECT GRAD?

  It's graduation night, the biggest night of your life! It's about to be bigger! Project Grad is an all night event where you and your friends can swim, dance, play games and eat awesome food from 9 pm until 2 am, THEN, keep the party going from 2 am until 5 am with bowling, more  food, karaoke and games at KBXtreme Family Entertainment Center!

  Project Grad is a nationally recognized substance-free high school graduation celebration. Kealakehe High School and West Hawaii Explorations Academy (WHEA) students share a fun and safe graduation night with memories to last a lifetime.

PROJECT GRAD IS FOR EVERYONE

Kealakeke High School and West Hawaii Explorations Academy graduates will enjoy the night of their lives.  Proud Parents, rest easy knowing your graduate is celebrating in a safe, supervised setting.

 THE 2019 PLANNING AND FUNDRAISING SEASON will begin in SEPTEMBER, 2019.


CAN YOU HELP??

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS:

  • Parents (planning committee or fundraisers)
  • Students (fundraisers keep ticket price low or FREE)
  • Teachers (planning, fundraisers, student recruitment & communication)

PROJECT GRAD MEMORIES LAST

Each year, Project Grad participants share their enthusiasm for the event. Many say it was the highlight of their senior year.  So, make your memories lasting ones, and enjoy being with your full graduating class one last time!


SENIORS 2019 - SIGN UP BEGINS  IN JANUARY, 2019 -  THRU MAY 15, 2019.  

Students who volunteer for fundraising events get chance to win FREE PROJECT GRAD TICKETS.


DOWNLOAD AND PRINT REGISTRATION FORMS BELOW AND DELIVER TO KHS LIBRARY OR WHEA OFFICE. FORMS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP AT KHS LIBRARY OR WHEA OFFICE STARTING JANUARY, 2019.

MAHALO TO OUR 2018 SPONSors, DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS:

WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH...

OUR AMAZING SPONSORS ARE VITAL TO MAKING THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL AND VIABLE - EACH HAVE DONATED FROM $500-$5,000 TO OUR CAUSE BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT OUR YOUNG GRADUATES' CHOICE TO CELEBRATE THEIR GRADUATION, IN A SAFE, SUBSTANCE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.  PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO THEM:

* Hawaii Community Foundation * Ke Kai Ala Foundation/Kona Brewers Festival * 

* Hawaii County Councils Districts 7 and 8 * Hawaii Department of Liquor Control * Hilton Waikoloa Village * Altres Staffing * Bike Works * Bilinsky Educational Consultants * Drywall Installations Hawaii * Farm and Garden *

* Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union * Human Resources Admin of Hawaii * 

* Ironman Foundation * KBXtreme Family Entertainment Center * Rotary Club of Kona Mauka *  Kukio Community Association * Outback Steakhouse * PFI Rubbish Services *  Royal Pools of Hawaii, Inc. * Sawada-fly Photography * WalMart  *


WITHOUT DOZENS OF OTHER GENEROUS FRIENDS WHO HELPED REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR 2018 BY DONATING MONEY, PRIZES, FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES, TIME OR EXPERTISE, THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE.


We also thank the staffs of Kealakehe High School and West Hawaii Explorations Academy, and partners from Hawaii County: Councilmen Karen Eoff and Dru Kanuha, Liquor Control’s Gerald Takase, Department of Parks & Recreation and Hawaii County Police. 


WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!

students and parents - want to help?

IRONMAN - OCT. 13, 2018

Looking for 30 volunteers to help in pre-race set-up for Ironman World Championship Kona, being held in Kona  on October 13, 2018. The work is fun and rewarding.  Student volunteers for all of our fundraisers receive community service hours and their names are entered in the end of year drawing for a FREE TICKET to Project Grad 2018!  


WAIMEA KEIKI BIKE FEST - OCT. 2018

This is a energetic annual event for the keiki held at Anna's Ranch in Waimea, with bike safety lessons, prize giveaways, face painting, a treasure hunt and food!  Need 6-10 volunteers for face painting and other activities.

HOLIDAY BOWLING PARTY & SILENT AUCTION-DEC. 2018

A holiday party that's already planned for you!  Bring your office, family or "besties" out and also contribute to a great cause.  Co-sponsored by KBXtreme Family Entertainment Center, 16 teams compete in this themed fundraiser.  Try to dethrone 2017's high score winners  AKUA AUTOMOTIVE, and team spirit winners, TEAM ZEN MASTAAAHS!   Details to follow for 2018.  Will need 20 volunteers. 

KONA BREWERS FEST RECYCLING DUTIES - MARCH 9, 2019

Kona Brewers Festival has been a loyal benefactor to Kealakehe Project Graduation for many years, and we are grateful!  Join us by helping with set up and recycling duties prior to the festival.  It's enjoyable and easy. Need 24 student volunteers.  


2019 HAWAII ISLAND HOTEL VISITORS' INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK

Support Kealakehe Project Grad by participating in the Hawaii Island Charity Walk, Spring 2019. 

LAVAMAN TRIATHLON - MARCH 2019

Getting to the beach early makes a special day for volunteers at this fundraiser.  Need 12 fun volunteers to set up registration and timing tags on race participants.


grateful for the following sponsors of project grad 2018!

COUNTY OF HAWAII DEPT OF LIQUOR CONTROL, DISTRICT 7 & DISTRICT 8

 District 7 Councilman, Dru Kanuha;

 District 8 Council Chairperson, Karen Eoff;

 Dept. of Liquor Control, Gerald Takase, Director

HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION



ALTRES STAFFING



PFI RUBBISH

IRONMAN FOUNDATION

KONA BREWERS' FESTIVAL

KONA ROTARY MAUKA

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE KONA

BILINSKY INC EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS

BIKE WORKS

KBXTREME FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

FARM AND GARDEN

ROYAL POOLS OF HAWAII

HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION OF HAWAII

HAWAII COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE

IRONMAN 2018 VOLUNTEERS

Contact Us

Here's how to reach a member of the 2019 KHS Project Grad Planning Committee to volunteer, donate or find out more!

GET TICKETS TODAY!

STUDENTS REGISTER FOR 2018 PROJECT GRADUATION 

OR ANY OF OUR FUNDRAISERS ONLINE STARTING SEPTEMBER 1, 2019.  KHS STUDENTS LISTEN TO MORNING BROADCAST FOR PERIODIC NEWS ABOUT 2019 PROJECT GRADUATION!

Kealakehe High School Graduation

P.O. Box 1934, Kailua Kona, HI 96745, US

(808) 987-2444