Alaka`ina is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 ensuring that the young men and women of Hawai`i have the skills and competencies they need to be effective leaders. We have made this a reality by innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science and technology, and environmental stewardship.
One of these programs is The Digital Bus. This program offers mobile science and technology classrooms to supplement curriculum to the students of Maui and Moloka`i. The Digital Bus program is currently managed by the Maui Economic Development Board.
MAUI DIGITAL BUS
MOLOKA`I DIGITAL BUS
The mission of The Digital Bus is to encourage interest in science and technology among the underrepresented student populations in grades K-12. Currently operated by the Alaka`ina Foundation and Alaka'ina, the Digital Bus program serves the Foundation's educational outreach goal to expand the next generation of leaders and scientists capable of developing and supporting critical technologies for the future. We offer a state of the art mobile learning platform and field-based science projects to K-12 students that incorporate technology & culture and meet the Department of Education Hawai'i Content and Performance Standards (HCPS) and the Next Generation Science Standards. Additionally, we ensure long-term impact via educator professional development opportunities and equipment lending programs.