Raise Your Helping Hand
We are a organization of volunteers looking to share our stories with Junior High to High School Students who are looking for inspiration. Currently our program has partner with the Malama Aina Foundation’s STEM program. We are working with low-income, rural junior high students from State of Hawaii.
When I was a child, I had the opportunity to learn from my mentors such as family and friends who help me create my career choices by listening to their experience. Our mission is to help children see the possibilities that exist in the world.
How You Can Help
Currently, we are not open for donations during our pilot phase
Become a Panel Speaker
You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer with a Science and Technology background who is interested in sharing there stories with Native Hawaiian High Students from rural Hawaii. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of children.
Join our Team
We are looking for volunteers from different science backgrounds as well as educators who can advice and help us build out future programs.
What People Say
“Throughout my career, I found that it’s difficult for girls and minorities to visualize a path in science and engineering because it could feel disconnected from their day to day life.
Because a lot of the kids are familiar with Xbox, I feel like my experience on designing and manufacturing Xbox connects a line between engineering and a real product that they use. I am so pleased that they were extremely curious about what I do and asked questions about how they can achieve their goals.”
Judy Lau, Volunteer from Microsoft.
“Personally, I’m not really social but I liked how everyone was welcoming and really encouraging.”
“I loved this experience.”Students from Mahope O’ Ke Kula Ke A’o Mau Ana Program
“I could see the excitement and engagement on my students faces. The discussion time with the guest speakers and students ended due to time constraints but could have continued for quite some time.”
“I loved the variety of speakers, and their ability to make science exciting and engaging.”
Teachers from Malama Aina Foundation
Current Program: Spring 2021 STEM Camp
Malama Aina Foundation has asked us to come back to host a virtual career panel of three people of different science and technology backgrounds. As volunteers, we look to act and sound like Uncle’s and Aunties share our stories with these Junior High Students.
Past Program: Winter 2020 STEM Camp
Our Winter 2020 Career panel featured a Microsoft Engineer, a Ph D. Cancer Biologist, a former Disney Imagineer and Biotech Executive. Our panelist shared stories of academic and financial challenges growing up as well how they got to where they are today. The students then had the opportunity to ask Questions directly to the students. The event was curated and managed by the Program Director and the Teachers from the Malama Aina Foundation.
Become a Volunteer
With the aim of helping the students of the world, we are looking for inspirational volunteers who love helping students. Please contact us for more info.