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!   


Mahalo to our Distinguished 2024 Speakers and Role Models:

  • Kumu Kyle "Kaliko" Chang, PsyD, Waianae Coast Comprehensive H.C.
  • Joe Mareko, UH West O`ahu College Success Advisor
  • Landen Muasau, Director Provider Relations, WCCHC
  • Cedric Gates, State of Hawaii House Representative District 45
  • Mike Lambert, Major Narco Vice Division, Honolulu Police Department
  • Leon Florendo, Senior Counselor, Leeward Community College Waianae Moku Education Center
  • Makalauna Feliciano, Social worker, Lili`uokalani Trust
  • Jesse Mikisobe Keliinohomoku, Food Access Manager, WCCHC 


Our first Kāne `Opio event was a year-long project kicked off on October 11, 2018 and continued until January 2020, then resumed in May 2022 after COVID.  Activities and topics include Culture, Hawaiiana, Protocol, Career Pathways, Leadership, Life Skills and Community Service.  50 8th grade male students are invited to attend from Waianae and Nanakuli Intermediate Schools. Each school selects their attendees who show leadership qualities.


 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. 

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


Kāne `Opio Leadership Project

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