A HAWAII 501C3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

UPCOMING EVENT
Roll in the Holidays Fundraiser

A HOLIDAY EVENT

OFFICE PARTY

Make this year's office party one to remember.  It's something unexpected and light-hearted - - and already planned for you.  3 hours of entertainment, food, drink, music and with friendly competition, you may go back to work with some bragging rights!

FRIENDS HAVE A BALL

Whether you haven't bowled in years or are a regular, it's always fun when friends are involved!   You can feel good about having a night out - maybe even do a little holiday shopping at our silent auction - and it's all for a great cause!

family BONDs

Catch up with the cousins or have a little fun with the fam before it gets too hectic - everyone will find something fun in this event. 


All profits directly benefit the annual chaperoned, substance- and alcohol-free, graduation celebration for Kealakehe and WHEA High School graduates.  Kealakehe Project Grad is a Hawaii 501c3 corporation comprised wholly of community volunteers. 

OUR UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS NEED YOUR SUPPORT:

HOLIDAY BOWLING PARTY & SILENT AUCTION-FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2018

A holiday party that's already planned for you! Treat your office, family or friends to a unique evening out and contribute to a great cause, too!  16 teams, friendly competition, good food and beverages, and a silent auction will make this a memorable evening.  Try to dethrone 2017's high score winners, AKUA AUTOMOTIVE, and team spirit winners, 

ZEN MASTAAAHS!

REGISTER YOUR TEAM

or students volunteer - click link below.

REGISTER FOR ROLL IN THE HOLIDAYS

KONA BREWERS' FEST - MARCH 9, 2019

The Kona Brewers' Festival has been a loyal benefactor to Kealakehe Project Graduation for many years, and we are ever grateful!  Students help the event by servicing their recycling efforts prior to the festival.  It's fun and easy in a beautiful beach environment.  If you haven't visited this event, perhaps you will consider attending in 2019. Your support helps us and many other non-profits.

students volunteer here

2019 HAWAII ISLAND HOTEL VISITORS' INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK - DATE TBA

Students support Kealakehe Project Grad by signing at least $50 in small or large sponsorships who donate to the Hawaii Hotel Industry Charity Walk Hawaii Island.  KHS and WHEA Junior classes - this is how YOU help to keep your Project Grad event affordable.  Pay it forward and plan to join us!  Community members may donate to Charity Walk and name Kealakehe Project Grad as their chosen charity.

  

STUDENTS & FRIENDS VOLUNTEER HERE

NEWS ABOUT past FUNDRAISERS

Over 40 students and a handful of teachers and Project Grad Committee members volunteered with set up and break down duties of Ironman World Championship Kona 2018.  It was rewarding to do our part to make this year's Ironman such a success. Mahalo, Ironman, for the opportunity to raise funds and contribute to this community event.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT US TOO? CLICK TO ASK HOW

NEWS ABOUT PAST FUNDRAISERS

In 2018, Kealakehe Project Grad was selected as a charity recipient by  the Hawaii Island Hotel Visitors' Industry Charity Walk.  Their generous donation provided the seed money needed to start our 2018/2019 fundraising season!  Please choose Kealakehe Project Grad as your charity of choice when you donate in 2019!

VOLUNTEER HERE FOR March, 2019

NEWS ABOUT PAST FUNDRAISERS

LAVAMAN TRIATHLON

Getting to the beach early makes a special day for volunteers at the annual Lavaman Triathlon.  Enjoy waking with the birds and help us at the next Lavaman on March 31, 2019.  Project Grad will need 12 fun volunteers to set up registration and timing tags on race participants.


VOLUNTEER HERE TO WORK ON Sunday, march 31, 2019, 5:00 a.m.

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)

CONTACT US

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 two fundraising events are rewarded for their community service and earn a FREE PROJECT GRAD TICKET!


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

PRINT REQUIRED (3) FORMS HERE BEGINNING JANUARY, 2019 (DUE MAY 15, 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  *


DOZENS MORE GENEROUS FRIENDS HELPED REACH OUR 2018 FUNDRAISING GOAL BY DONATING MONEY, PRIZES, FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES, TIME AND EXPERTISE, MAKING THIS EVENT 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!

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

WALMART

IRONMAN 2018 VOLUNTEERS

SPONSOR A STUDENT

Contact Us

to register for "roll in the holidays", donate to our silent auction or capital campaign, volunteer, or simply find out more - please contact us here:

SUPPORT our COMMUNITY CAUSE! WE ARE AN ALL-VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION.


STUDENTS REGISTER FOR PROJECT GRAD ONLINE STARTING JANUARY, 2019.  KHS STUDENTS LISTEN TO MORNING BROADCAST OR ADVISORY CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS.  WHEA SENIORS' CONTACT IS AUNTY KANANI.

Kealakehe Project Grad

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

CONTACTS:
Co-Directors-Doug Mallardi/Victor McDaniel;
Fundraisers/Grants-Pam Wong & Catherine Hawkins; Security-Carla Santos; Activities-Kehau Slade; Food-Cheryl Castaneda Waahila
BOARD: Heidi Teves, Pres; Monica Balanay, VP/Sec; Cathy Sawada, Tres.