Hawaiian Lifeguard Association

The HLA is a 501 (c)(3) association incorporated in the state of Hawai‘i that seeks to establish and maintain the highest standards of professional surf and open water lifesaving. Their vision is to maximize the safety of the public in ocean and coastal waters throughout the state of Hawai‘i, provide public, professional and governmental education in the field of ocean safety. Every summer, the HLA conducts rigorous training competitions for over 200 Junior Lifeguards between the ages of 12-17 years of age. The focus is on ocean awareness, education, open surf rescues, water rescues, first aid, CPR and critical problem solving.


Founded in 2010 by Hawaiian cultural leaders of Kailua, Oʻahu, HikaʻAlani is a community based, non-profit organization whose mission is to re-establish centers of stewardship and learning at Waiʻauaia and Ulupo. These are storied places in the region where Hawaiians have gathered for centuries to practice the culture that has defined and sustained their people for generations.


Founded in 2006, the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is a world-class museum and planetarium. The center is located on the UH Hilo campus and focuses on showcasing scientific discoveries within the framework of native Hawaiian traditions of navigation and exploration.

Ka Honua Momona

Ka Honua Momona is a 501c3 non-profit, based on the island of Molokai. Their mission is to be a model of sustainability from the mountains to the sea - mauka to makai. Through their revitalisation of natural and cultural resources, indigenous education systems and stewardship efforts, the organizationʻs goal is for ʻohana and keiki to perpetuate aloha, Hawaiian cultural practices, and to be the next generation of leaders for the island of Molokai.