About Us

Our five core values reflect what we believe in and drive everything we do. H-PEP’s top values are a Positive Mindset, Connection, Responsibility, Empowerment, & Well-being. H-PEP’s Truths guide our work:


The Hawaiʻi Positive Engagement Project was funded by a federal grant from the US Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Program (PR/Award Number: S362A150002).

H-PEP is a featured project of the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa. H-PEP is in partnership with the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Positive Engagement and Well-being Project, which hosts strengths- based retreats and workshops for Hawaii.