The Hawai‘i Afterschool Alliance understands that teachers, principals, and school staff have been working tirelessly over the last year and a half and have limited capacity to serve students during the out of school time hours. That is why HAA is encouraging schools to partner with afterschool, summer program, and community school lead agency providers who are ready to work with schools to ensure students’ academic, social, and emotional needs are met. Check out our directory of community-based providers designed to help connect schools to organizations in their community.
Please note: this list is neither comprehensive nor fully vetted by HAA, as it is being compiled via a
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In March 2021, the Hawaiʻi Department of Education was awarded $412.3 million in the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Fund. The ESSER III funds in Hawaiʻi were authorized to provide funding to support Hawaiʻiʻs schools in safely reopening and to mitigate learning loss resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
More specifically, the HIDOE must reserve at least a minimum of 23% of the allocation ($94.8 million) to address learning loss through evidence-based interventions for students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.