A popular Hawaii school program is about to receive a big boost. The Clarence TC Ching Foundation announced it will be donating $6 million to the PUEO (Partnerships in Unlimited Educational Opportunities) Program at Punahou School.
The PUEO Program mentors a handful of public school students who didn’t have the funds to go to private school. The program lasts for seven years and provides summer school classes, tutoring and year-round activities for the students to enjoy.
Summer school courses address individual student needs in the disciplines of reading, writing and mathematics. PUEO kumu (teachers/mentors) are recent graduates from Punahou and other private and public schools.
Students are nominated by Hawai`i Department of Education schools in the Roosevelt, McKinley and Castle districts to participate following their fifth grade year. The program accepts 40 students in each new PUEO class, supporting 280 students annually in grades 6 – 12. Learn more at http://www.punahou.edu/about/public-purpose/pueo/index.aspx.