A HAWAII 501C3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

OUR UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS NEED YOUR SUPPORT:

KONA BREWERS' FESTIVAL MARCH 9, 2019

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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

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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

Winners, Roll in the Holidays 2018

The 2nd Annual "Roll in the Holidays" Bowling Party was a hoot!  Held at KBXtreme Family Entertainment Center, 8 teams enjoyed bowling, food and refreshments, and many left with treasures from the silent auction.  Mahalo to all participants, donors to the silent auction, and high bidders for supporting this fundraiser!  We hope to have your support next year - it's a really fun event for a really great cause!

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NEWS ABOUT PAST FUNDRAISERS

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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.

news about past fundraisers

Over 40 students and a handful of teachers and PG Committee members performed set up and break down

Over 40 students and a handful of teachers and PG Committee members performed set up and break down duties for Ironman World Championship Kona 2018. It was rewarding to work a small part of this big community event. Mahalo, Ironman, for the opportunity to raise funds and contribute to this community event.

questions about our cause? inquire here...

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 FEBRUARY, 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 THEM YOUR GRATITUDE:


* Hawaii Community Foundation's Kukio Community Fund * 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 * 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 Rebecca Shute Villegas, Liquor Control Gerald Takase, 

Department of Parks & Recreation and Hawaii County Police Department 


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


SINCERELY - THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF KEALAKEHE HIGH SCHOOL GRAD

THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF KEALAKEHE PROJECT GRAD

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grateful for the following sponsors of project grad 2018!

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

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 District 7 Councilman, 

Rebecca Shute Villegas;

 District 8 Council Chairperson, Karen Eoff;

 Dept. of Liquor Control, Gerald Takase, Director

HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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ALTRES STAFFING

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PFI RUBBISH

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IRONMAN FOUNDATION

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KONA BREWERS' FESTIVAL

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KONA ROTARY MAUKA

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OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE KONA

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BILINSKY INC EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS

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BIKE WORKS

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KBXTREME FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

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HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE

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ROYAL POOLS OF HAWAII

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HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION OF HAWAII

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HAWAII COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

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FARM AND GARDEN

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WALMART

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IRONMAN 2018 VOLUNTEERS

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SPONSOR A STUDENT

Contact Us

to donate to our capital campaign, volunteer with our planning committee, or simply find out more - please contact us here:

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


STUDENTS REGISTER FOR PROJECT GRAD ONLINE STARTING FEBRUARY, 2019.  KHS STUDENTS LISTEN TO MORNING BROADCAST OR ADVISORY CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS.  WHEA SENIORS, CONTACT 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.