In 2016, the IBREA FOUNDATION provided its program to 68 middle school students in Kailihi Kai, a community in Honolulu, Hawaii facing socio-economic hardship.
IBREA was selected by the Hawaii Department of Education to carry out a research on the impact of our program, in view of evaluating its possible relevance in the Hawaiian public education system. We worked with 5 classes who are part of the school’s Leadership program as well as the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, a structured, college preparatory program that creates a college-going culture and pathway to rigorous curriculum.
The program had a great impact on the students. You can see a graph of the summary of the research results below. The top 3 students of our program were further selected to come to New York and participate at our World Peace Leadership conference. They gave a powerful testimony at IBREA’s event at the United Nations, emphasizing how mental wellbeing is a key contributor to the UN goals, and setting an example of the power of taking action at the local level. If you want to help us expand the program and its benefits to more schools in Hawaii, please write us an email with the subject “Hawaii schools”. Thank you!