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About 1SG Jimmy Akuna Hoilina Kupono Award Fund


Aloha mai kakou,

This fundraising campaign is established to provide a Statewide perpetual award and scholarship of at least $500 annually to the 1SG Jimmy Akuna Hoilina Kupono Award recipient. The award will carry on the memory and legacy of 1SG Jimmy Akuna. It will be awarded annually to one outstanding JROTC Cadet who demonstrates the leadership values that comprise our program's core pillar, Kupono - to stand upright.

The 2021 inaugural award shall be for St. Louis School candidates only. From 2022 on, the award is open to all 24 public and 2 private school JROTC programs across the State of Hawaii. 

For more information on the award criteria, selection process, and awarding process, please click this link.

Mahalo, for your consideration and support to carry forward the legacy of 1SG Jimmy Akuna. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) youth development charitable organization. If you would like to learn more about our work and ways to participate, please go to our site https://hi-nmii.org or email me directly.

Me ke Aloha pumehana - with the warmest of Aloha,

Paulo Faleafine Jr,
Co-founder, Executive Director
Na Mea Ike Ia - The Royal Hawaiian Guard program
[email protected]