Culture-based higher education and career exploration and training for Native Hawaiian youth and young adults, ages 15 - 30, who want to:
reach their highest potential
increase their academic and cultural knowledge, skills and competencies
advance and normalize Hawaiian language and culture
mālama and aloha ʻāina
earn post-secondary mirco-credentials in diverse areas of study
prepare for a life of financial security
raise their families in Hawaiʻi nei
gain essential life and healthy living skills
explore and train in careers of their choice, including Kanaka Entrepreurship
contribute to economic interdependence and a sustainable Hawaiʻi
JOIN US ON A TRANSFORMATIVE, TWO-YEAR, SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING JOURNEY THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!
EA Ecoversity is a Hawaiian culture-based higher education and career training program that provides blended online & offline learning in an atmosphere of aloha.
Designed for Native Hawaiians ages 15-30, EA Ecoversityʻs TUITION-FREE, personalized program, offers opportunities to earn diverse micro-credentials, engage in paid internships and hands-on exploration and research in the environment.
FOUR PRIMARY areas of study
CAREER EXPLORATION & TRAINING
21st CENTURY HEALTH & LIFESKILLS
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE
RELATIONSHIP TO LAND
Validation of Learning
Micro-Credentials validating successful completion of courses
Digital Badges attesting to Kumupaʻa, Mahi, Ola Pono & Aloha ʻĀina Proficiencies
EA Ecoversity Diploma after completion of all 4 Badges and Hōʻike
What our learners say:
"EA Ecoversity has given me access to a wider range of people and networking opportunities. I have learned so much already about Hawaiian protocols and customs. Recently, I got into contact with someone teaching programming through creating video games. This connection will prove to be pivotal in my progression as an entrepreneur."
- Mālama Mckeague
"I come from a small town with little opportunities and when I heard about this program, I thought it would be a perfect chance to gain experience I never had but wanted."
- Tuupua Helekahi
"I have enjoyed the opportunity to participate with other learners on the ʻŌlelo Noʻeau Team. I also developed a more concise vision of marketing techniques with a deeper understanding for my majority customer demographic through the Kanaka Enterpreneurship class."
- Vei Kuliha'apai
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Krisha Zane is EA Ecoversityʻs Administrator, responsible for day to day operations, and working directly with our learners to help them navigate our program. As a cultural practitioner of hula, Krisha is an avid hula dancer, and an ʻūniki ʻailolo graduate of Unukupukupu. Krisha has studied business finance and Hawaiian studies at UH Hilo and applied her skills working in accounting, data analysis, and non-profit management. She is also passionate about food sustainability, soil regeneration through biochar, and the perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture.
FRIDAY 7-13-20188:00 am Breakfast 8:30 am Gathering at Kahumana Entrance 9:00 am Opening Protocol Hoʻolauna - Introductions Aha ʻAwa - Ceremony Check-In Star House and Hale Rafael 12:00 pm Ahaʻaina - Meal 2:00 pm Whole Group Gathering - Themed small group discussions and planning 5:30 pm Dinner 6:30 pm Kanikapila, Haʻi Moʻolelo - Bring a Story. Bring a song Overnight stay at Kahumana ( we have room for 30 people ).
SATURDAY 7-14-20187:30 am Opening Protocol 8:00 am Breakfast 9:00 am Wehewehe ( 5 min synopsis of yesterdayʻs discussions ) 10:30 am Informal five-person discussions and planning 12:00 pm Lunch 1:30 pm Presentations of Plans and Lg. Group Discussion 5:00 pm Closing Protocol 6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm Kanikapila, Haʻi Moʻolelo Overnight only for Pacific and Non-Oʻahu residents
SUNDAY 7-15-2018 Third Quarter EA Ecoversity Design Team Meeting (Everyone Welcome!)7:30 am Morning Protocol 8:00 am Holoholo kai 11:00 am Brunch Kahumana Cafe 12:00 pm EA Ecoversity Design Team Meeting 4:00 pm Closing Protocol 5:00 pm Check Out Hale Rafael