what is PROJECT GRAD?

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  It's graduation night, the biggest night of your life! It's about to be bigger! Kealakehe Project Grad is an all night event where you will enjoy an evening designed especially for your graduating class@


Enjoy food, music, dance, wet activities, laser tag, and other entertaining surprises!  Have a chance at winning prizes from 10:00 pm until 5:00 am, with unlimited arcade games, bowling, karaoke and more food at KBXtreme Family Entertainment Center!  


This will be a truly memorable evening for you and all of your classmates before heading off to your future endeavors.

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IT'S FOR  OUR STUDENTS - PARENTS -  COMMUNITY

Kealakeke High School and West Hawaii Explorations Academy graduates will enjoy the night of their lives.  


Proud parents and community members can rest easy knowing  graduates who attend are celebrating in a safe, supervised setting. It is a nationally recognized substance-free event which promises to create graduation night memories to last a lifetime.


WE ARE RECRUITING PARENTS AND 

TEACHERS TO VOLUNTEER!

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CREATE LASTING MEMORIES!   Each year, Project Grad participants share their enthusiasm for the event. Many say celebrating with their entire graduating class was the highlight of their senior year!

KEALAKEHE AND WHEA SENIORS 2021 - REGISTRATION IS NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR CLASS OF 2021.   Check in with us in September, 2020. Deadline to Register is April 20, 2021.

 Forms will be distributed to your teachers and also available for pick up at KHS library or WHEA office OR you may print them below:

HIGHLIGHTS ABOUT OUR SPONSORS AND THEIR UPCOMING SPONSORED

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Kona Brewers' Festival has been a primary sponsor of Kealakehe Project Grad (KPG) since it's inception.  This event truly service our community by their generous donations.  In 2019, nearly 2 dozen students and teachers enjoyed the beautiful grounds of  the Courtyards' King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, volunteering BEFORE the event by delivering supplies and coordinating recycling efforts for this high-energy and community focused,  zero-waste event.  It's so much fun! 

 STUDENTS - earn your free entry into Project Grad by volunteering  for this event ON MARCH 14, 2020, or one of the other events offered.  

SCROLL TO THE 'CONTACT US' PAGE, OR SEE MS. MACKLIN AT KEALAKEHE HIGH SCHOOL, OR MS. GUPTON AT WHEA.

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VOLUNTEER FOR LAVAKIDS OR LAVAMAN 2020

Lavaman Triathlon is a generous sponsor of Kealakehe Project Grad, and we have a great time giving back by volunteering for their two-days of events!


STUDENTS - EARN YOUR FREE ENTRY INTO PROJECT GRAD 2020!

Lavaman Weekend is April 4 and 5.  Volunteers are still needed to help with timing chips, banners setup and registration.  Please see Ms. Macklin at KHS or Ms. Gupton at WHEA, or contact us below to volunteer!


Learn more about LavaKids and LavaMan by following the link, below.



 

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Charity Walk's  sponsorship of KPG  has been a fun partnership.  Join Project Grad in our support of Charity Walk 2020 , where Kealakehe student, Nick Wong, will entertain race participants at the half-point turnaround!  

Race Participants can support Project Grad directly by registering under "Hawaii Island" "fundraisers" and "Kealekehe Project Grad" 

Students support Project Grad by getting sponsors to donate $ to Charity Walk Hawaii - NEED FORMS TO GET CREDIT FOR SPONSORSHIPS!  http://www.charitywalkhawaii.org/ get your forms from Ms. Macklin 

after March 1, or for more information contact us below.

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IRONMAN FOUNDATION HAS BEEN A PRIMARY PARTNER OF KEALAKEHE PROJECT GRAD FOR YEARS, AND A KEY SPONSOR SINCE 2017.  Over 40 students, a handful of teachers, and other caring community members volunteered for Kailua Pier set up and break down for Ironman Vega World Championship Kona 2019. It was rewarding to be a small part of this big community event. Mahalo, Ironman Foundation, for your very generous sponsorship and the opportunity to raise funds and contribute to this community event!

introducing our current 2020 sponsors:

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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.  


 * Hawaii County District 7 *  
* Hawaii County District 8 *

*Hawaii Community Foundation Kukio Community Fund * Ironman & Ironman Foundation * Ke Kai Ala Foundation/Kona Brewers Festival * KBXtreme Family Entertainment Center *  Bike Works *


We gratefully thank these dedicated sponsors for donating to our cause, even though this year’s all-night event was canceled due to Covid-19 Quarantine. They understand the importance of recognizing students’ responsible achievements and spreading the message of our Mission - to act responsibly when having fun by not driving under the influence. 


WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


 THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF KEALAKEHE PROJECT GRAD

THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF KEALAKEHE PROJECT GRAD 2019

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Contact Us: register, volunteer, fundraise, chaperone, donate

to donate to our fundraising campaign, volunteer with our planning committee, or simply find out more - please contact us here or call Pam at (808)987-2444.

SUPPORT our COMMUNITY effort to keep our young adults drug-free and safe on grad night!

WE ARE TRULY SADDENED TO HAVE TO CANCEL THE 2020 PROJECT GRAD ALL NIGHT EVENT DUE TO COVID-19.  WE WISH THE BEST LIFE POSSIBLE TO ALL OF OUR FUTURE LEADERS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING OUR COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING A SAFE PLACE TO CELEBRATE OUR GRADUATES ON GRADUATION NIGHT IN FUTURE YEARS. 

 

Kealakehe Project Grad

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

COMMITTEE MEMBERS YOU MAY CONTACT HEREIN: Chairman - 2020 Victor McDaniel; Secretary - 2020 Jacque Gupton; Treasurer - Teresa Kua'laau; Grants & Fundraising - Pam Wong & Noel Trim; Registration - Trim & Gupton; Security - Carla Santos