H-PEP welcomed to the world its very first Cohort of educators on May 21, 2016. In what would be a first of its kind, the Hawaiʻi Positive Engagement Project welcomed educators from around the state to embark on a 10 week professional development course.
“We want our educators to make a connection not only to the material and each other but also to themselves” says Naomi Rombaoa Tanaka, H-PEP Project Coordinator. “Educating our keiki is a great responsibility and it can be incredibly stressful. We provide educators with tools to practice self care and strength- based mindsets, in hopes that they can be their best selves and help keiki be their best selves.”
H-PEPʻs first cohort, wrapped up itʻs course work with a final full day celebrated in aloha and laughter on July 23, 2016.