First Hawaiian Bank Foundation




      (Honolulu, Hawaii, March 29, 2007) – KAMP Hawaii has been given a grant of $5,000 by The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, the charitable arm of First Hawaiian Bank, according to an announcement by Don Horner, First Hawaiian Bank’s president and chief executive officer. The funds will be used to support KAMP Hawaii’s Life Mentoring Programs.     KAMP Hawaii-“Life Mentoring Programs” board of directors and staff would like to extend a big mahalo to First Hawaiian Bank Foundation for their generous gift. This gift will enable KAMP Hawaii to expand its current operation to the Leeward Coast said Aaron Kamau, Executive Director.       Kids at Risk Mentoring Program (KAMP) Hawaii is a non profit organization that focuses on disadvantaged and at-risk youth in our communities.  We are currently working in conjunction with local public schools, charter schools and private organizations and over 6200 students.  With over 19 years experience, the KAMP Hawaii staff and programs have a proven track record in mentoring at risk youth on O’ahu.     First Hawaiian Bank Foundation is the charitable arm of First Hawaiian Bank. During 2006 the foundation and bank contributed $3.4 million to more than 360 non-profit organizations. The foundation funds educational opportunities, access to health care, services for children and youth, human service needs, and the many ways that arts enrich our lives.       First Hawaiian Bank ($12.0 billion assets) has 62 branches in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. Founded in 1858, it I sHawaii’s oldest and largest bank. .

Leeward Expansion Plans

KAMP HawaiiContact Information:Aaron Kamau, Executive Director(808) 484-9240  KURO Builders Awards KAMP HAWAII Honolulu, Hawaii – KURO Builders has awarded KAMP Hawaii for their expansion plans on the Leeward Coast.  The grant will be used for KAMP Hawaii’s “Life Mentoring Programs”. KAMP Hawaii-“Life Mentoring Programs” board of directors and staff would like to extend a big mahalo to KURO Builders for their generous gift. This gift will enable KAMP Hawaii to continue to serve “at-risk” students and students with disabilities in our communities and to fulfill our mission statement.

Outdoor Outreach Program

What a great way to start off the Outdoor Outreach Program with our Special Needs Students participating in our one night two day program. This was a very special campout for us because several of our high school students have finished school and are ready for what awaits them. Some of these students have participated with KAMP Hawaii for a number of years. All of the students participated in all of our activities and swimming again was a great hit. Students and teachers from Leilehua H.S., Roosevelt H.S. and Aina Haina Elementary enjoyed forming new friendships and they bonded really well together. Campfire, smores and crab hunting was the highlight of the night. True mentorship at its best was witnessed when the older students helped the younger students cook their breakfast. Bacon, eggs and pancakes was enjoyed by all. We at KAMP Hawaii will really miss those students who have finished their time with us but they do know that they are welcome anytime! See you in the Fall!