2024 UPDATE!   This event is scheduled Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute at Ko Olina. Fifty Waianae and Nanakuli Intermediate 8th grade young men will be participating. We're so excited to be completing this youth project!   


Please check with Ms. Luane Higuchi/WIS or Ms. Kori Nishi/NHIS for registration information. Limited to 25 from each school. 


Our first Kane `Opio event was a year-long project kicked off on October 11, 2018 and continued until January 2020.  Activities included Culture, Hawaiiana, Protocol, Career Pathways, Leadership and Community Service.  The final event was held October 24, 2019 at Nanakuli Boys and Girls Club with fifty, 8th grade male students from Waianae Intermediate and Nanakuli Intermediate. In May 2022, the event was held at Lanikuhonua with 50 students from Waianae and Nanakuli Intermediate Schools.


     Mahalo to our 2024 Sponsors:  Atherton Family Foundation, Hawaiian Electric, First Hawaiian Bank, NFL Pro Bowl Foundation, CSIS Productions, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, McDonald's of Hawaii (Waianae & Nanakuli), Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute, James Campbell Development, and Westside Stories. Pending: Bank of Hawaii and ABC Stores.

   This project is in partnership with youth, volunteers, and staff from O Hale Mua-O-Maui-A-Akalana of the Moku of Wai`anae and Lili`uokalani Trust Kipuka Wai`anae, Leeward Community College Waianae and Pearl City campus, FBI Kapolei, Honolulu Police Department, and the Staff and Kupuna Council of Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center..   

For more information contact info@valleyofrainbows.org.


Mele ʻĀlana

Composed by Na Makalauna Feliciano & Nu`uanu Lenchanko


Kāhiko ʻia nā pali e ka ʻōpua lā ʻeā

Surrounded is the cliff by the bellowing clouds

‘O nā pua leialoha ʻea lā ʻeā

The loving leis of flowers

A he makana i ke alana ʻole lā ʻeā

a gift, endless gift

Eia aloha wale, o ka leo e

Here a loving gift is the voice




 Valley of Rainbows


Kane `Opio Leadership Project

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