NAPILI KAI FOUNDATION
Ka ho’omau’ana I ka ho’olina mo’aukala Hawai’i ma o na pua o Maui
(Mission statement translated in Hawaiian by Hailama Farden)
The Mission of the Napili Kai Foundation is to perpetuate the cultural legacy of Hawaii through the children of Maui. The children, ages 6-18, are taught the dances, language, history, arts and crafts of Polynesia. Since hula is an important part of Hawaiian culture, they are trained by kumu hula and perform a live, public show every Tuesday at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. Currently, the Foundation is the longest running weekly children’s hula show in the State of Hawaii, and the only one of its kind that also provides higher education scholarships to its graduates. Over the past twenty years, these scholarships total well over $230,000.