Hawaiʻi Counseling and Advising Convening – Registration Now Open

The 2022 Hawaiʻi Counseling & Advising Convening is a two-day statewide virtual summit that will bring together educational and community partners to learn about national and local best practices that help Hawai’i students navigate a future that is right for them.

Sessions will focus on student direct services and system-wide practices that promote equity, holistic services, and innovative programs that prepare students to excel in career and life.

The University of Hawaiʻi was awarded $2.3 million by the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation to help increase the number of low-income and first-generation middle and high school students in the Windward Oʻahu community in postsecondary education.

The Soar Higher grant will support activities to build college and career aspirations, increase academic readiness, and provide support to students in navigating their educational journey. The grant aims to help eliminate achievement gaps among groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

Under the Soar Higher grant, the Windward community will utilize a coordinated, regional grades “6–16” approach to provide students with developmentally appropriate support to help them successfully complete high school, then enroll and persist in college. Windward area high schools will work with their feeder middle schools and Windward Community College to develop and implement a vertically-aligned, comprehensive college and career program that will provide counseling and support for students to explore career interests, improve their academic preparation, engage in work-based learning opportunities, and ultimately transition successfully through the 6–16 pipeline to eventually attain their career goals.

(Source: University of Hawaiʻi News)

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