ʻŌlelo Noeau 507:
"He ʻaʻaliʻi kū makani mai au; ʻaʻohe makani nāna e kulaʻi"
I am a wind resisting ʻaʻaliʻi, no gale can topple me over.
The `a`ali`i is a hardy native plant revered for its resilience and beauty. `A`ali`i are known for thriving in adverse conditions and in a variety of elevations and environments. Our goal is for our Mentees to embody the strength of the `a`ali`i, confident in their ability to thrive.
A`ALI`I Mentoring aims to foster and cultivate mentoring relationships that support Hawaii’s young adults from under-resourced communities. With mentoring, young adults can persevere and reach their post-secondary educational, career and personal aspirations.
We envision a Hawaii where all young people — especially from lower income, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and first-generation immigrant communities — have broader educational and career options; where their greater economic stability and personal fulfillment leads to the narrowing of Hawaii’s socioeconomic divide; and where their contributions and leadership positively impact their communities and the state of Hawaii.
Respect, Resilience, Resourcefulness, Authenticity, and Collaboration are the values that drive our mission and actions.