Kahuku Wins $50,000 For Its ‘Life’ Program

Kahuku High and Intermediate School has won a $50,000 boost to its after-school Red Raider for Life program (RR4L), which is designed to engage 60 at-risk students in learning through academic enrichment, arts, culture and athletics.

The RR4L course began Oct. 6 for grades 6-8, and will run through next June with the goal to reduce off-track behaviors, increase athletic participation, enhance life skills, and improve social, communication and organizational skills.

The athletic portion, for example, is backed by the school’s full-time medical and dental staff who will monitor height, weight and blood-pressure levels.

“We looked at schools’ greatest needs and took into consideration where the gaps are for after-school programs,” explained Edralyn Caberto of Office of Youth Services, which helps coordinate funding for REACH (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health).