High School Program

Bringing the World to Hawaiʻi’s Youth!


*Our traditional programming has been impacted due to COVID-19.  However, PAAC is offering Hawai'i high school students a variety of opportunities to continue learning about critical global issues and developing 21st century skills- all online.  Learn more about our virtual learning opportunities.


PAAC empowers Hawaiʻi teens with the skills to be the global leaders of tomorrow. PAAC’s award-winning High School Global Education Program (HSGEP) uses non-traditional, experiential learning to engage and excite students about global issues. PAAC strives to develop students' leadership, empathy, critical thinking, and cross-cultural collaboration skills. Since 1954, PAAC has served 99,182 Hawaiʻi high school students. 


PAAC's HSGEP includes an eight-month Global Leadership Program, After-School Global Studies classes, Mandarin language classes, inter-school conferences and competitions, student-led clubs, global action service projects, study tours to Asia and the Pacific, and over $120,000 in academic and travel scholarships to support students annually.*  In the 2019-2020 school year, PAAC served 2,885 students in 40 high schools throughout the state.

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PAAC offers many opportunities for high school students and teachers to enrich their knowledge and perspectives on critical global issues. For more information, please call 808-944-7780.

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