Wednesday, October 20, 2010

P.R.I.D.E at Kailua Elementary School

At Kailua Elementary School, they are teaching their students P.R.I.D.E.

P= Positive Attitude
R= Respect & Responsibility
I= Integrity
D= Discipline
E= Excellence

When students achieve these things, they collect "Honu Bucks" that can be redeemed for rewards.

Pre-K- 2nd grade redeem their Honu Bucks at the Honu Store. 3rd- 6th grade can buy extra recess or redeem them for a chance to have lunch with a local celebrity role model.

Jalee Fuselier, Miss Hawaii 2010, was the first celebrity lunch guest to be invited to the school. They all ate lunch together in the library and asked her all sorts of questions like...

"Do you live in a mansion?"
"Why do you like to sing?"
"Is your crown plastic?"
"Is it hard work being Miss Hawaii?"

They were able to share about their own dreams and hear how she accomplished her dreams.

By rewarding these attributes, Kailua Elementary School encourages their students to be better citizens, have strong values, and even teaches them how to budget their honu bucks!

It is great to see a great program like this active in Kailua!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Race for the Cure

There is a wonderful opportunity to serve coming up!
The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is happening on Sunday, October 15th at Kapiolani Park.
All ages are welcome! Bring your family, friends, and babies for a wonderful morning of fun!
Click here to register online!

Schedule for October 15, 2010 Race for the Cure
4:00 am
Volunteer Check-in
5:00 - 6:00 amRace Day Registration
6:00 amWelcome/aerobic warm up
7:00 amSTART, 5k run/walk
7:15 amSTART, One Mile fun walk
7:45 amEntertainment, Expo, Awards Ceremony
8:15 amSurvivor Recognition and photo at Bandstand

If you attend Race for the Cure or are doing any other great things in your community, we want to hear about it!
Send photos with your name and a description of your project to
and we'll post it up!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dream Academy- Fall 2010!

Ready for the Real World is thrilled to announce that Dream Academy Hawaii has begun it's 6th year at Haleiwa Elementary School!

Dream Academy is a reading and mentoring program for elementary school girls in grades 1st-3rd. There are High school volunteers who control each meeting and junior helpers from 4th-6th grade who learn to be leaders as they help their peers.

Dream Academy is a proven program that helps develop the social, academic, performance, and leadership skills of the young women it reaches.

Through reading books, playing interactive and educational games, and performing arts, these at-risk children learn the skills needed to be leaders among their peers.

If you are interested in becoming a reading mentor for young girls at Haleiwa Elementary School, please contact Ready for the Real World at!

Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve.