Hawaiʻi Positive Engagement Project (H-PEP)
2021 – 2024
US Department of Education Native Hawaiian Education Program
The Hawaiʻi Positive Engagement Project’s (H-PEP) mission is to innovatively address Native Hawaiian parent, educator, and student needs that have been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Goal 1: Address Native Hawaiian educator and parent toxic stress resulting from the pandemic so that they are the most effective when working with and parenting Native Hawaiian students/children.
Goal 2: Build Native Hawaiian student literacy through the use of the Storytelling for the Home Enrichment of Language and Literacy Skills (SHELLS) model, an experiential bookmaking model that encourages positive parent-child engagement.
Goal 3: Conduct research on the current status and needs of Native Hawaiian educators and parents