Bringing the World to Hawaiʻi’s Youth!
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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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 seven-month Global Leadership Program, After-School Global Studies 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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