EA Ecoversity – an innovative choice in post-secondary education for Native Hawaiians youth and young adults.
This workshop introduces an innovative, culturally-driven post-secondary program for Native Hawaiian youth and young adults. EA stands for Education with Aloha since EA Ecoversity provides blended Hawaiian-focused on- and off-line learning, grounded in a research-based Pedagogy of Aloha. EA Ecoversity is designed to empower learners to kūlia i ka nuʻu, i.e. reach their highest potential, by re-connecting with their native language, culture and traditions; practicing aloha ʻāina (love for the environment), i.e. food sovereignty, environmental stewardship etc; learning essential life skills like financial literacy and exploring and preparing for a career of their choice, with special focus on native entrepreneurship.