This year, PAAC reached a major milestone, providing global education programs to 92,737 students since PAAC’s establishment in 1954. This year alone, PAAC served 3,086 students from 48 public, private, and charter schools and awarded over $120,000 in scholarships.
In an effort to reach new students and support Hawai‘i’s teachers, this year PAAC brought interactive simulations directly to five schools, reaching 960 new students, including 374 on the Big Island.
It’s a win-win opportunity for PAAC to broaden our reach and for teachers to enrich their social studies curriculum with hands-on activities that are aligned with the State Dept. of Education Common Core Standards. After getting a taste of what PAAC can offer them, many students are signing up for more PAAC activities.
Check out the May 30th issue of Midweek West Oahu Voice (page 6) showcasing our refugee simulations at Campbell High School, which nearly the entire 10th grade class participated in.
Top Picture: Refugee Simulation at Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy in February, organized in coordination with the Social Studies Dept. and Kealia Haituska, 2016-17 Global Leadership Program cohort.