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Pilina Education Alliance bridges academia and industry to bring free experiential learning opportunities to high school students in Hawai'i with the goal that every student finds a meaningful, well-paying career that positively impacts their community. Beyond academic classes, we offer an ecosystem of support that infuses students’ educational experience with relevance and cultivates meaningful networks that will propel them forward in their chosen path after graduation.Connect with us
Impact by the numbers
across 5 islands
Unique Programs (and counting)
& the world around them
Pilina Education Alliance creates a team of support for each student that provides
a holistic learning, mentoring, and exploration program. Meet the team -
Experience real work projects under the guidance of industry leaders and experts.
Learn from peers and alums who are co-journers in exploration and support you throughout their adventure.
College & Career Coaches
Connect to college and career coaches who are able to guide you through applications, professional skills, financials, and more.
Practice critical professional and technical skills from education leaders like creativity, communication, and collaboration.
Network with expert guests who span a variety of professions and hear about their journey to success.
Pathway to Purpose
The Pathway to Purpose program is a high school program where students work on real world projects with industry professionals in Hawaii, exploring exciting fields like AI, Marine Robotics, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship. Work with expert guests, industry professionals, and educational leaders to prepare for the future and make a difference in your community. Our program puts students in the navigators role to their education, letting them pick projects and experiences that they are passionate about and providing mentoring and support for them to achieve your dreams.
Pathway to Purpose has a mix of virtual and in-person learning opportunities for students anywhere in Hawaii. Each opportunity runs for 16 weeks and is completely free for students to participate in.