Your Donation is Multiplied Many Times

  When you help a teacher candidate with a donation to the grant fund, you are giving a grant to the over 300 children that candidate teacher will be engaging with over the next 10 years.  Class after class benefits from your generosity.

Growing Our Own Teachers on Kaua`i
is a non-profit (501 (c) 3) foundation which provides financial support to student teachers in their final semester of the teacher preparation program at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

   501(c)3 non-profit status means your contribution to grant awards entirely tax-deductible.

Where Does My Donation Go?

  During this last semester of their training, candidates teach full-time in Kauai public school classrooms under the guidance of their mentor teachers and university supervisor. Although this on-the-job training is essential, student teachers are not paid, and are often in need of financial assistance in order to complete their program. In exchange for financial assistance, these now certified and highly-qualified teachers agree to teach in Kauai schools for a minimum of three years.