Providing our keiki with the Compassion, Attention, Kindness, and Encouragement they deserve.
Our students are nominated by public schools. The process in which students are selected involves the designated school counselor or teacher (“Champion”), who refers students to the program they believe could benefit from personal attention from a caring mentor.
Common Grace provides early intervention to children, especially those living in unstable or disadvantaged households and in-need of extra social-emotional support through mentorship.
In 2019, 68,000 (23%) children in families received public assistance (The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2019)
In 2019, 37.8% of Hawai’i’s middle school students reported they were bullied at school
(The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019)
In 2019, 88,000 (32%) Hawai‘i children lived in single-parent households (The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2019)
13,851 children (5%) from 2017-2018 had a parent who was incarcerated (The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2018)
From 2017-2018, 46,718 children (16%) experienced two or more adverse experiences of frequent socioeconomic hardship (parental divorce or separation, parental death, parental incarceration, family violence, living with someone who had a substance abuse problem or racial bias, etc.) (The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2018)