What is Hōkūpaʻa?


Hōkūpa΄a, the fixed star of wayfinding in Hawai’i, is a constant that Polynesian navigators use to plot their course. The success of young people in West Hawai’i is our hōkūpa‘a and we use this premise to guide our work.

Hōkūpaʻa is a partnership created through the investment of West Hawaiʻi youth and community leaders from University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Hawaiʻi Department of Education, Kamehameha Schools, Hawaiʻi Community College – Palamanui, County of Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi County Council, Hawaiʻi County Prosecutor’s Office, West Hawaiʻi Community Health Centers, The Learning Coalition and Friends of the Future.




Find out about our organization,
mission, call to action, and our desired outcomes for our youth.


Hōkūpaʻa Agreement

A commitment to collaborate for the youth and young adults of West Hawaiʻi.


Navigation Council - West Hawaiʻi

Our founders and partners.

Contact Us

To request information fill out the form below or contact:
Sandra Taosaka, Program Coordinator

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