2022-2023 PAAC Global Leadership Program Mid-Year Update

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

We’re nearly halfway done with our 2023 GLP work, and our students have participated in workshops, conducted group learning exercises, met with experts and leaders, and explored topics such as sustainable development, climate change, economic growth, and more. We’ve also had several major events, the kickoff Leadership Summit/Camp in early October, our GLP Field Study on nature-based systems, and our Global Vision Summit in early December.

We look forward to a robust second half of the GLP program, with discussions on social and governance systems, as well as our WorldQuest and spring GLP program, and our final Showcase in April. Mahalo to everyone who has participated in our GLP events. We look forward to sharing additional updates with you soon.

Here’s what a few of our students have to say:

“Learning more about government involvement regarding food systems and how issues with food are being combatted by different countries was super interesting to me! Being able to hear others' opinions allowed me to examine the questions holistically, and each person’s input was so valuable!  – Marli Mason, 11th grade, Waiakea High School

“I absolutely loved having the opportunity to participate in a workshop led by the Blue Planet Foundation. I honestly wish we had a lot more time! We discussed a lot about public transportation and bike lanes, and how that impacts clean energy. Over 60% of our carbon emissions are caused by transportation.”  – Vivienne Hill, Honolulu Waldorf School

“Back in September, I had the opportunity to listen to author Avi Melamed, who spoke about the world of the Middle East. We had some reading materials before the visit, and I remember how one of the materials talked about how we perceive information and how we can use it, and how when we look at the entirety of something, instead of only bits and pieces, and consider all information, then we can reduce possible misunderstandings and assumptions.”  – BK Lehano, Punahou School