2020 – 2023
US Department of Education
The overarching goal is to create a seamless and supportive STEM education pipeline for Native Hawaiian youths to bolster their aspirations to enter into postsecondary STEM fields. Ultimately, the project will enhance local capacity to support Native Hawaiian youths’ career development in STEM fields and make them future shining stars in STEM fields. It will be achieved by developing and implementing a research-based Hōkūlani Model, drawn upon social cognitive theory and mindset theory to create Native Hawaiian students’ agency to take an active role in shaping their academic and career pathways.