Students in PAAC’s eight global studies classes were excited by the issues they explored over the semester and eager to take action on these issues in their local communities of Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island.
Students from Aiea, Waiakea, and Campbell made videos, presentations, and talked to the community to bring awareness to domestic violence and human trafficking. Other classes found inspiration on the power of environmental intervention. Kaiser’s class learned to identify invasive algae and cleared it from Maunalua Bay. Kapaa’s class helped tend to Lawai International Center and Nanakuli’s class looked to their own campus, clearing weeds and debris.
Roosevelt’s class volunteered at the Temari Trash and Treasure Craft Fair helping children make crafts and sold origami mobiles. With the proceeds, the class selected worthy microfinance projects to fund on Kiva.org, which they learned about at PAAC’s Fall Conference. Kaimuki’s students worked with students in the Community Based Instruction classes by tutoring and making crafts with them.