Ho‘āla – arouse, stir up, incite, renew, restore, revive, raise

The Ho‘āla Hou Department provides prevention services to youth ages 10-17. Department staff utilizes Best Practice or Evidence Based prevention curriculums to educate youths and parents on the dangers of substance abuse/use.  We continue to provide on-going substance free activities at various schools statewide and partner with other local agencies.  The department also works to develop a variety of prevention curriculum, incorporating Hawaiian values, culture, and practices.

Our 6 project sites primarily serve:
West Hawai'i
Hana, Maui
Leeward, O'ahu
Windward, O'ahu

Partnership and Curriculum Development:

First Step to Success Hawaii

Growing Pono Schools

Hoomaluhia Prevention Curriculum

Ka Hana Imi Naauao

Kakau Mea Nui – Writing Matters

Ka Imi Loa O Ka hihi Project
Math and Science

Pono Choices
Teen Pregnancy

Na Haawina Hoopono

The “I” in IEP
A three-year special education project

Science in Hawaii
High School Science


The following books are available for purchase:

Standards and Values of the Hawaiian People Volumes I and II
Tales of Our Hawaiʻi: The Histor and Heritage of the Hawaiian People by David “Kawika” Parker

Contact for more information or call us at 808-535-6789.