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STEPS to Success



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STEPS to Success is a new ‘Ohana Komputer program that is a systematic approach to educating a child’s mind, body and spirit. This exciting program integrates five disciplines—computer, video, music, visual arts, and dance into one large, all-encompassing program. Each of the five disciplines emphasizes self-development and awareness. Participating sites choose the package that best suits their students’ needs and schedules.

 

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STEPS is . . .
Start! Get started (investigation)
Train! Get some skills (learn the skill set)
Exercise! Get strong (apply the skill set)
Prepare! Get ready (evaluate and organize the process)
Show! Get out there (present process in a comprehensive and accessible format)

STEPS is a collaboration among our diverse and experienced partners. Collectively, our aim is to engage Hawaii’s youth in this exciting project and ultimately impact their futures. Hawaii’s graduation rate is only 81%. Many studies prove that project such as STEPS reduce dropout rates and improve academic performance.

Our STEPS partners include the following highly respected and very experienced individuals and organizations, all of which have extensive teaching experience and are considered tops in their fields:

Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus (HYOC) is Hawaii’s premier community youth choir. HYOC, offers a full spectrum of music education for students in grades K-12. Making music since 1961, HYOC helps foster the personal and social growth of its members while promoting self-esteem, as well as giving children a lifetime of music appreciation.

Jonathan Clarke Sypert the founder of Intrepid Productions Hawaii is a leader in performing arts and arts education. Jonathan was voted Best Adult Hip Hop teacher in Honolulu in 2009. He has extensive experience as a performing artist and as an instructor in Hawaii’s schools and the Movement Center. He will be opening up a new dance studio shortly called HiFrequency School of Performing Arts.

Regina Bode received her MFA in Visual Arts (drawing and painting and Music from the University of Hamberg Germany) and the Academy of Arts, Vienna (Austria). With 20 years of experience as an award-winning artist and various teaching assignments around the world, Regina brings a wealth of knowledge to our program.

‘Ohana Komputer program director Alitoya Huxel will provide the computer instruction and personal development component.

Call ‘Ohana Komputer at 523-8191 to learn more about this exciting program and how it can benefit your school.