Summer 2022 PDE3 Course for GEAR UP Schools: “Increasing Family & Community Engagement”

Registration for FREE summer PDE3 courses for GU eligible MS and HS counselors and teachers is now open.

“Increasing Family and Community Engagement”

Building relationships and learning how to strategically communicate are essential components to increasing strong family and community engagement within a school’s college and career readiness program. This course is designed to help participants identify family/community needs and roadblocks for increasing family engagement in a student’s learning experience, develop strategies for communicating with families grade 6-12th, and identify practical strategies that can be implemented at their school to improve student outcomes.
  • Course Number: CO186803, Section 308161
  • 12 Week Online course, 3 credit course
  • Course Dates: July 15, 2022- November 7, 2022
  • Registration DatesNOW Open. Closes July 10th, 2022 

Please see the PDE3 flyer ( for additional course and registration information.

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.

$2.3M grant enables more Windward Oʻahu students to enroll and succeed in college

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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