Special Edition Keiki Newspapers Handed Out on Keiki Day
After a three-year hiatus, Parents And Children Together (PACT) brought back the celebration of Keiki Day in Hawaii.
Volunteers, local officials, and members of PACT joined together to distribute special edition Keiki newspapers for free.
This year’s theme was “Inspire Hawaii’s Future,” aiming to celebrate all of Hawaii’s children while raising awareness about the importance of parents and children working together.
Keith Hayashi, Schools Superintendent, highlighted the significance of PACT’s programs on both Oahu and Hawaii Island.
These programs provide support for the most vulnerable communities and students in need.
Hayashi emphasized the necessity of partnerships with the Department of Education (DOE) to support Hawaii’s children and keiki.
The newspaper featured original art and creative writing submissions, showcasing the talent of young individuals.
Additionally, it included tips for parents and teachers, as well as interactive activities for the kids to engage with.
In another educational development, eight seniors from Farrington High School are set to receive college degrees despite not having graduated from high school yet.
These students participated in the Early College program, a collaboration between the Department of Education and the University of Hawaii.
The program enables high school students to take college classes free of charge.
The return of Keiki Day and the distribution of special edition Keiki newspapers provided a platform to celebrate Hawaii’s children while promoting the importance of parental involvement.
PACT’s efforts, along with educational initiatives such as the Early College program, contribute to shaping a brighter future for Hawaii’s youth.